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Great Lakes to benefit from two pieces of major legislation

Published in Conservation

As we approach the end of 2020, the Great Lakes region is two presidential signatures away from securing major legislative wins.  Congress recently approved funding measures for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.  “Trout Unlimited would like to thank the

Report on Dam Removal Charts Course for Future Removal Efforts

4/16/2003 Report on Dam Removal Charts Course for Future Removal Efforts Report on Dam Removal Charts Course for Future Removal Efforts Contact: Laura Hewitt Trout Unlimited (608) 250-3534 4/16/2003 — — River Alliance of Wisconsin and Trout Unlimited announce the release of the report Restoring the Flow: Improving Selective Small Dam Removal Understanding and Practice

Jeff Blood’s White Death

Published in Fly tying, Fishing

It’s steelhead season, although here in the Northwest, most folks aren’t nearly as excited about it as they used to be thanks to dismal fish returns in the Columbia River system—it’s an unfortunate recurring theme for anglers in the region who are helplessly watching our prized ocean-going fish dwindle seemingly every season. But for those

Popple River project in Wisconsin connects critical trout water

Published in Uncategorized

By Laura MacFarland The U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Trout Unlimited, Florence County and the Town of Fence recently partnered to replace an undersized culvert on the South Branch of the Popple River in Wisconsin. The project on the state-designated Wild River and Trout Stream was completed in September 2018. Prior to

Comment now on Great Lakes Asian carp proposal

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By Taylor Ridderbusch On Monday, Aug. 7, the US Army Corps of Engineers released the draft Brandon Road Feasibility Study, which assess options for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The report was originally set to be released on Feb. 28, 2017, but was delayed by Trump Administration officials. Thanks to hard work

TU supports final plan for Asian carp barrier in Illinois

Published in Conservation, Science

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its final recommendation report for improvements to be made at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Ill., to prevent the movement of invasive Asian carp into the Great Lakes. Trout Unlimited supports the final draft recommendation, which includes a few significant changes from the original

TU receives tree planting grant in Michigan’s Rogue River watershed

Published in Conservation

Trout Unlimited has received funding from the U.S. Forest Service, through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, to plant nearly 17,000 trees along coldwater streams in Michigan. The project, “Reducing Runoff in the Rogue River Watershed,” aims to address stormwater runoff that pollutes, erodes, and warms the important western Michigan trout fishery by planting trees at

Great Lakes Newsletter, Winter 2019

Published in Community, Conservation

Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Great Lakes region continue to expand and 2018 was a big year for accomplishments in both the field and in advocacy efforts. TU staff and volunteers worked on dozens of major stream restoration, protection and reconnection projects in the region. TU’s active involvement in important issues helped move the needle on issues

Great Lakes: Act now to help stop Asian carp.

Published in Uncategorized

Asian carp are currently one of the biggest and most serious threats the health of the Great Lakes, and preventing them from making it further up the Chicago Waterway should be a national priority. Congress, in a bipartisan effort, instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to explore different options for creating a barrier at the

Army Corps approves plan to block Asian carp from Great Lakes

Published in Conservation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved its final plan recommendation for addressing Asian carp at Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Ill.   Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the commanding general of the Corps of Engineers, signed the report, which will now be sent to Congress for approval and funding.  Asian carp are currently one of the most serious

TU expands Brook Trout Conservation Portfolio approach with new Great Lakes tool

Published in Conservation

Sage investors know that maintaining a diversified portfolio is a key to smart investing.  Trout Unlimited is expanding on its application of that philosophy to the way it is investing in native brook trout restoration and protection to reduce risk and increase resilience in brook trout populations.  TU recently developed a Brook Trout Conservation Portfolio tool

Trump budget walls off land and water conservation

TU calls on Congress to reject the worst natural resource cuts of President Trumps Budget Proposal “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.” — President Teddy Roosevelt WASHINGTON, D.C. After reviewing President Trumps Fiscal Year

Great Lakes Stream Restoration-Wisconsin

A majority of Wisconsin’s 115 fish species, including native brook trout, need to move throughout a watershed seasonally or at varying stages in their lifecycle to feed, find cooler water, avoid predators and reach spawning habitat. Research conducted in the early 1990s in Northern Wisconsin documented the seasonal movement of trout. When water temperatures reached

Newsletter features 2020 highlights for Great Lakes team

Published in Conservation

We all know that 2020 was far from a normal year. Despite the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Trout Unlimited’s Great Lakes team soldiered on. The team, which continues to grow, was able to accomplish many key projects in the field as well as to continue advocacy efforts. Below are a few of the highlights from 2020, as well as a look ahead