Category Archives: Conservation

Pisgah Trout Streams at Risk

Some trout waters of North Carolina are at risk due to a recent move by the state to remove the “wilderness study area” designation for the Harper Creek and Lost Cove areas of the Pisgah National Forest. The public comment … more

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TU Ten Special Places Essay Contest

The Trout Unlimited recent “10 Special Places” report will be the subject of an upcoming TU essay contest. Pieces should focus on one or more of these places and be no more than 500 words. Entry deadline is February 20, … more

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Trout Unlimited Receives NRCS Project Funding

The Natural Resources Conservation Service will back projects to restore watersheds and fisheries throughout the United States, thanks to funds from the new Farm Bill. Trout Unlimited is praising the conservation efforts and has had four of its projects selected for … more

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TrueFlies Releases Limited Edition BTT Shirt

All proceeds from the new limited edition embroidered Bokeelia shirt from TrueFlies will go to benefit Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. Read more in the press release below.

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Colorado P&W Eases Trout Limits on Antero Reservoir

Due to necessary construction on the Antero Reservoir dam planned for the summer of 2015, beginning January 10th, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will raise the bag and possession limit for harvesting fish from the reservoir in Park County, Colorado. Read … more

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Simms Turns T-shirt Inventory Into Cash for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

An error in an order of Simms long-sleeved shirts isn’t going to waste. The company is selling the shirts through a special offer via TU, and donating 50 percent of the proceeds to telemetry work on Yellowstone Lake. Read more … more

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Video Hatch: “The Meadows Project”

The Meadows Project follows three Vermont fly fishers as they reflect on coldwater conservation and working to protect native brook trout in their small-stream homewaters.

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“Goodbye to Grip and Grins”

Kirk Deeter makes a resolution for 2015: saying goodbye to grip-and-grins. Pointing to the ethos of catch-and-release fishing, he urges all anglers to examine their practices and challenges media outlets to set the standard high. Via Field & Stream.

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AFFTA Fisheries Fund Announces First Grant Recipients

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the newly established AFFTA Fisheries Fund have announced the inaugural recipients of funds to help groups that work to “preserve and protect our fisheries and grow fly fishing anglers.” These include The Freshwater Trust, … more

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Recovering from “The Bends”

Known to divers as “the bends,” a condition called barotrauma also affects deepwater fish, occurring when the fish is brought from deep water to the surface too quickly. Chris Lowe, a marine scientist at California State, Long Beach, discovered that … more

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