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Exciting news for an ongoing restoration effort that has been in the works for Trout Unlimited (and for me, both personally and professionally) for the past 15 years – the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded a $12.2 million contract for one of the state’s largest-ever aban
Blog Post BY erin_mooney ON August 22, 2013 - 0 COMMENTS
It Pays to Get Out of the Car
Going on a tip from a local landowner yesterday, TU staffer Kevin Anderson and I were checking out a small stream on the outskirts of the Shenandoah Valley rumored to hold native brook trout.  Problem was it did not show up on any of our maps or databases as a brook trout stream.  We had to check
Virginia's Mossy Creek holds a special place in the hearts of many who have fished this Shenandoah Valley spring creek. Though known for its big trout, it has been suffering from the effects of pollution and erosion.
New Hampshires' Nash Stream has had its share of problems. Once used by loggers to move timber downstream almost 150 years ago, the 14-mile-long stream still bears the scars of that history.
Blog Post BY erin_mooney ON July 22, 2013 - 2 COMMENTS
Hope on the Penobscot
The day was clear and spirits were high this morning as the Veazie dam was breached, beginning the process of connecting the Penobscot River with the sea for the first time in two centuries.  Today's
Tomorrow marks a historic day on Maine's Penobscot River. The Veazie Dam, the lowermost dam on the river, will be breached tomorrow at 10 a.m. You can watch the breaching and see the beginning of the end of the dam.
Paula Piatt is TU's eastern sportsmen organizer. You can reach her at --- Trout conservation is a lot like eating a Vermonster.
Most people think that native cutthroat trout are delicate--that they only live in pristine, high elevation, mountain streams. That they’re small fish.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Trout Unlimited (TU) have installed more than one million feet of agricultural fencing throughout West Virginia to help farmers keep livestock out of streams, greatly improving habitat for fish and wildlife.
TU’s project in the Driftless Area got a huge boost last month when it was announced that $3 million in federal funding will be dedicated to conservation projects in the 24,000-square-mile area that includes sections of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.