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Voices from the River: Browned out

Published in Voices from the river

By Mark Taylor The river was brown. Coffee-with-heavy-cream brown. It’s-been-raining-for-days brown. You-don’t-have-a-chance-in-hell brown. “Top off the raft and get the stuff down to the shore while I go drop off the truck,” I told my fishing partner for the day, Brett Prettyman. “I’ll probably be back before you’re done.” So, if conditions were more appropriate…

Measuring restoration success in PA’s West Branch Susquehanna watershed

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By Shawn Rummel The West Branch Susquehanna drains an area of approximately 7,000 squares miles in north-central Pennsylvania, a watershed that’s double the size of Yellowstone National Park. Due to the large amount of public land in the basin —more than one-third is state forest, state park, or state game lands — it is a tremendous…

Measuring success on Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna

Published in Conservation

By Shawn Rummel   The West Branch Susquehanna drains an area of approximately 7,000 squares miles in north-central Pennsylvania, a watershed that’s double the size of Yellowstone National Park.   Due to the large amount of public land in the basin —more than one-third is state forest, state park, or state game lands — it is a tremendous resource for outdoor recreation.…

Measuring success in the West Branch Susquehanna watershed

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By Shawn Rummel The West Branch Susquehanna drains an area of approximately 7,000 squares miles in north-central Pennsylvania, a watershed that’s double the size of Yellowstone National Park. Due to the large amount of public land in the basin —more than one-third is state forest, state park, or state game lands — it is a tremendous…

Voices from the River: Getting lost

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By Chris Hunt I got lost last night. Not your traditional, “I have no idea where I am,” kind of lost. But lost just the same. My daughter is home for a scant month between jobs—she’s returned from Colorado’s ski country and is a month away from her next gig at Colter Bay on Jackson…

A post-spawners fate

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Editors note: Every Friday, our science junkies over at Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative give us an inside look at what’s happening in the world of steelhead science. During the Holidays, we’re running the best of those Science Friday pieces on the TU blog. If you’ve ever spent any time thinking about the sheer game…

Tech helps trip-planning, but it’s not fool-proof

Published in Featured, Voices from the river

I recently had a video call with a Trout Unlimited volunteer in New York. I couldn’t help being distracted. Over his shoulder I could see a stream in the background. “What river is that?” I asked. “The West Branch of the Delaware,” he replied. “I actually was watching fish rise before this call started.” Oh,…

House of Representatives Strikes Double Blow Against Clean Water Protections

Izaak Walton League National Wildlife Federation Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Trout Unlimited FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE House of Representatives Strikes Double Blow Against Clean Water Protections Washington, DC The U.S. House of Representatives today struck a double blow against efforts to restore Clean Water Act protections for streams that supply drinking water to 117 million Americans…

Sportsmen Criticize Senate Measure Weakening Clean Water Act

Contact: Jan Goldman-Carter, NWF, (202) 797-6894, goldmancarterj@nwf.org Steve Kline, TRCP, (202) 639-8727, skline@trcp.org Scott Kovarovics, IWLA, (301) 548-0150 x223, skovarovics@iwla.org Steve Moyer, TU, (703) 284-9406, smoyer@tu.org Scott Yaich, DU, (901) 758-3874, syaich@ducks.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sportsmen Criticize Senate Measure Weakening Clean Water Act Barrasso-Heller amendment would undermine Army Corps authority to enforce Clean Water Act,…

Short casts: Losing a friend, geeking out, hope for Gilas

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Pat Oglesby Several years ago, my friend Pat Oglesby, a long-time TU volunteer and a leader within the Grand Valley Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited in Grand Junction, asked me to come and speak to the chapter’s ann ual banquet that takes place in conjunction with its annual fly tying expo. I’d known Pat and…

Being an angler is more than catching fish

Published in Youth, Conservation

Editor’s Note: Each year, participants at Trout Unlimited regional Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation summer camps are invited to enter the TU Teen Camp Essay Contest. The prompt for 2019 was “Why is conservation important to fly fishing?” We received many wonderful entries and are pleased to share the top five essays. To find a…

Fishing isn’t just about catching fish

Published in TROUT Magazine, From the President

My son Casey and I recently went out for shad on a cold and blustery day.When we arrived at Fletcher’s Boathouse on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., Alex, the manager, warned us not to row too far. “I just finished bringing someone back who got stuck in the wind, and I almost didn’t make…

Saving salters and saving New England

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Brook trout in the northeast have taken a beating over the decades. Scientists estimate that brook trout—indicators of clean water and healthy lands—have lost more than half of their historic habitat… The brook trout of southeastern MA are particularly vulnerable, and worthy of protection.

Climate change amplifies stressors, stresses PA’s state symbols

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Pennsylvania’s native brook trout already face stessors. Climate change is making those stressor more accute. Photo by Chris Hunt. By Brian Wagner  On March 27, I attended a program titled, “Roundtable on Climate Change: Effects on Fish, Wildlife and Forests,” at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.   The program was put together by Ed Perry, who is the Pennsylvania outreach coordinator for the…

Climate change amplifies stressors, stresses PA’s state symbols

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Pennsylvania’s native brook trout already face stessors. Climate change is making those stressor more accute. Photo by Chris Hunt. By Brian Wagner On March 27, I attended a program titled, “Roundtable on Climate Change: Effects on Fish, Wildlife and Forests,” at Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. The program was put together by Ed Perry,…

FEDERAL REGULATORS CLARIFY PATH TO KLAMATH DAM REMOVAL

P R E S S  R E L E A S E Karuk Tribe ● Yurok Tribe ● Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations ● Trout Unlimited ● California Trout ● Sustainable Northwest ● American Rivers ● Save California Salmon ● Klamath Riverkeeper    For Immediate Release: July 16, 2020 For more information:  Craig Tucker,…

How conservation can save our politics and save America

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Wednesday afternoon, a day that America won’t soon forget, I was on a phone call just across the river in Trout Unlimited’s Arlington, Va., headquarters.    A group of us at TU were talking about recovering Snake River salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest when my phone began blaring with a message from the mayor of Washington, D.C. In response to the attacks on the Capitol, she was ordering a city-wide curfew in three hours.   TU staff and volunteers regularly go…

NOAA, Trout Unlimited Join Forces For Coastal Habitat Restoration

10/25/2001 NOAA, Trout Unlimited Join Forces For Coastal Habitat Restoration NOAA, Trout Unlimited Join Forces For Coastal Habitat Restoration NOAA to Provide up to $1 Million for Local Coastal Restoration Efforts Contact: Gordon Helm , , NOAA (301) 713-2370 NOAA (301) 713-2370 10/25/2001 — — The Commerce Departments National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and…

Voices from the River: Carp in the desert

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By Chris Hunt The desert of southern Idaho is immense. Sliced ear to ear by the Snake River, this place is defined by fire. Some of the lava flows in Craters of the Moon National Monument are only 2,000 years old. Others are leftover from the last big blast from t he Yellowstone “hot spot”…