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Kennebec River Atlantic salmon

One of America’s last wild Atlantic salmon populations now numbers in the dozens. But we have a chance at recovery.  Two centuries ago, Atlantic salmon returned to Maine’s Kennebec River by the tens of thousands, with runs topping an estimated 200,000 some years. The fish supported important commercial and recreational fisheries, and were culturally and

Catastrophic Salmon Escape Prompts Calls for Moratorium on Aquaculture Industry

2/22/2001 Catastrophic Salmon Escape Prompts Calls for Moratorium on Aquaculture Industry Catastrophic Salmon Escape Prompts Calls for Moratorium on Aquaculture Industry Contact: 2/22/2001 — — Largest documented escape ever in US or Atlantic Canada The release of more than 100,000 farm-raised salmon into the wild has three Maine-based environmental organizations calling for a moratorium on

Desert carp

Published in Voices from the river, Fishing, Travel, TROUT Magazine

We had a great winter here in Idaho. Lots of high snow. And then spring arrived with buckets of rain in the valleys and more snow up high. We’re closing in on the first day of summer, and our backcountry trout streams are still surging with runoff. High water is a blessing and a curse

Outdoor industry calls on Congress to pass “Good Samaritan” bill for abandoned mine cleanups

Legislation necessary to remove liability hurdles preventing abandoned mine cleanups Contacts:   ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, a coalition of 78 outdoor recreation, hunting and fishing businesses and associations delivered a letter urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act of 2024 (S.2781 & H.R.7779). Senate legislation is sponsored by U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Thanks Joe

Published in Conservation

By Chris Wood “I was the first person Charles Gauvin hired at Trout Unlimited when he became CEO in 1992. He wanted to hire Steve Moyer, but Steve and Michelle just had their first child, and Steve thought the organization’s finances were too unstable. At the time Trout Unlimited had a budget of $2 million

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

Published in Uncategorized

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

Published in Uncategorized

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

Published in Voices from the river

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

Published in Uncategorized

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

Published in Uncategorized

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 Community, From the President, TROUT Magazine

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