Category Archives: Conservation

When Montana Went Wild

Beginning in 1974, the state of Montana stopped stocking trout in waters that held populations of wild trout. What was a bold move at the time turned into a proven management strategy, and the health of those fisheries have dramatically … more

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EPA Drafts New Safeguards for Bristol Bay

On the heels of the EPA’s decision to increase watershed protections for Bristol Bay, Trout Unlimited is urging all anglers to continue to voice the importance of protecting Bristol Bay during an open comment period on a draft of the … more

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Video Hatch: “Permit Satellite Tagging: Costa’s Project Permit”

“Project Permit” is a joint effort between Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Costa Sunglasses to address challenges facing the permit species. The new catch and recapture data will inform researchers on permit movements in Florida waters and help to inform …

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Cortland Lines to Support T.U. Restoration Programs

Cortland Line Company has announced it will join up with Trout Unlimited as a corporate partner, and will for a limited time donate a percentage of the proceeds from all sales of freshwater fly lines to TU’s Embrace-a-Stream program. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Clackamas Complete: A Return of Bull Trout”

Thanks to the work of diligent fisheries biologists and managers, after a 50-year absence native bull trout have been reintroduced to the Clackamas River in Oregon. This video tells their story.

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Beetle-Killed

Originally important to help with erosion, Tamarisk trees are now consuming too much water from the Colorado River, say scientists.  And some are looking towards Tamarisk beetles to help with eradicating the invasive tree species, and make room for native … more

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Trout Unlimited Makes Major Investment in ICAST/IFTD Show

This July, Trout Unlimited is sending a large delegation to the ICAST/IFTD show in Orlando, FL. “We want to help the industry make the connection—we make fishing better and that’s good for American businesses and anglers,” says TU Chief Marketing … more

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Sportsmen’s Coalition Seeks Monument Status for Browns Canyon

A coalition of sporting groups and business are rallying behind legislation that would designate Browns Canyon a national monument. “Browns Canyon is a special place for sportsmen,” said Kyle Perkins, Trout Unlimited’s organizer of the Sportsmen for Browns Canyon campaign. … more

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BTT Florida Keys Baby Bonefish Search a Success

Research performed on juvenile bonefish in the Bahamas is helping to inform studies on preferred nursery habitats in the Florida Keys as well. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust recently held a “Baby Bonefish Blitz” in the Keys, which revealed encouraging … more

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Video Hatch: “Return of the River, Official Trailer”

This feature documentary tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently taking place on the Elwha River in Washington State.

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