MEDIA ADVISORY: TU to unveil 'State of the Trout'

June 22, 2015

Chris Hunt, National Communications Director, Trout Unlimited,, (208) 406-9106

TU to unveil definitive report titled, 'State of the Trout'

On Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. ET, Trout Unlimited will unveil its new report titled, State of the Trout, the most comprehensive look at the health and viability of American trout and char populations ever compiled. Details of the report will be discussed on a media teleconference by Jack Williams, TUs senior scientist and chief author of the report, and Chris Wood, TUs president and CEO.

Trout and char across America are imperiled and face continuing threats to their long-term persistence. The report is perhaps the most extensive effort ever to detail the well-being of native trout in America. It examines the myriad threats facing our nations coldwater fish, and the impact those threats are having today on our prized trout populations from coast to coast. In addition, it lays out a roadmap for trout and char recovery in America, an ambitious plan that, if followed and supported by anglers, state and federal agencies and elected officials, can ensure trout will be a part of our childrens future.

The report is being hailed by the fisheries and science communities as a comprehensive document that not only describes the threats facing trout, but a common-sense roadmap for the long-term survival of native trout in America. For example:

Trout Unlimiteds new report details the many challenges facing our nations native trout, and offers some real, science-based solutions to ensure trout remain a part of the American landscape for generations to come."
– Neil Kornze, Director, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

"The 'State of the Trout' is the most comprehensive review of the status of wild and native trout of its kind. It is truly a landmark document. We have known for a long time now that as trout go, ultimately we go."
– Jeff Kirshner, Director, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

TUs 'State of the Trout' report highlights the incredible diversity of our countrys heritage of trout species and subspecies, as well as the grave loss experienced over the past 150 years."
– Nathaniel Gillespie, Assistant Fisheries Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service

What: Media teleconference announcing the release of the definitive report, State of the Trout.

When: June 23, 11 a.m. ET. Representatives of the media can participate by dialing (888) 523-4162. When prompted, enter the code 71719842. Youll be asked to state your name and media affiliation, and an operator will place you into the conference.

Who: Jack Williams, Trout Unlimited senior scientist, and Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited.

RSVP: Please e-mail Chris Hunt, TUs national communications director, at, to confirm your attendance on this call.

NOTE: The call will begin at 11 a.m ET, sharp. After brief introductions, Wood and Williams will discuss the report, which will be available for viewing and download at the time of the call on the TU website ( There will be time for questions and discussion with Wood and Williams after their brief remarks.