Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Launches “Native Trout Adventures”

The Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) yesterday announced their new “Native Trout Adventures” video blog, which will highlight western U.S. public-lands fishing.

According to the press release: “’TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures’ invites viewers to accompany the TRCP and its sportsmen partners as they fly fish for native trout that are dependent on sound public-lands management. Episode 1, ‘Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Western Montana,’ takes viewers to a blue-ribbon trout stream in one of the American West’s most iconic landscapes – a place whose future lies in the hands of the national forest planning rule-making currently under way.”

Continue reading for the full press release.

‘TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures’ Debuts Today

Sportsmen’s video blog combines angling adventures in the American West
with opportunities for action in support of responsible public-lands management

WASHINGTON – “TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures,” an interactive video blog showcasing some of the West’s finest public-lands angling opportunities, debuts today with an action-packed Montana fishing expedition, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership announced.

“TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures” invites viewers to accompany the TRCP and its sportsmen partners as they fly fish for native trout that are dependent on sound public-lands management. Episode 1, “Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Western Montana,” takes viewers to a blue-ribbon trout stream in one of the American West’s most iconic landscapes – a place whose future lies in the hands of the national forest planning rule-making currently under way.

Upcoming episodes will focus on critical public-lands issues such as roadless backcountry management and mining law reform, highlighting policy debates important to the sportsman-conservation community and opportunities for hunters and anglers to take action in support of America’s outdoor traditions. Fast-paced angling action and big fish season the mix.

“Yellowstone cutthroats, Rio Grande cutthroats, redband rainbows – these species plus a host of others rely on the pristine waters and top-quality habitat provided by responsibly managed public lands and waters,” said Joel Webster, director of TRCP Center for Western Lands.

“These fish are fun to catch, too, and offer anglers a unique public-lands fly-fishing experience,” Webster continued. “‘TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures’ is an entertaining look at real-world conservation issues that could affect every American’s ability to get outside and enjoy our irreplaceable shared natural resources.”

After watching the latest fly-fishing adventure, viewers can post comments, learn more about these fish and conservation policies that hold the key to their survival, and take action in support of public-lands management central to hunting and angling in the United States.

“Right now, the U.S. Forest Service is developing regulations that will determine management of 193 million acres of public lands,” Webster stated. “While the draft product is promising, American sportsmen remain critical of shortcomings that could drastically affect prime fish and wildlife habitat.

“‘TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures’ enables viewers to learn more about this far-reaching process,” said Webster, “and we’re giving them the chance to speak up in support of the equal-opportunity access and invaluable resources that form the backbone of the nation’s public lands and waters – while having fun fishing for native trout along the way.”

Subscribe to “TRCP’s Native Trout Adventures” to be notified as new fly-fishing videos – and opportunities to support responsible public-lands management – are released throughout the summer.

Watch “Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Western Montana” now.

Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations  and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions  of hunting and fishing.

Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, kmckalip@trcp.org

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