Monthly Archives: April 2009

A Different Kind of Boot Cling-On

We’ve been talking a lot about invasive species stowing away on your wading boots. TU member Craig Duncan got in touch this month to show us that didymo isn’t the only species sharing boot space with anglers.   Duncan came … Continue reading

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Protect, Reconnect, Restore, Sustain and the Golden State

We’ve got our work cut out for us in California. For the second consecutive year, the decline in salmon populations has led to both the cancellation of commercial salmon fishing and severe restrictions on recreational salmon fishing. We can’t let … Continue reading

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Alaska Moves to Protect Waterways from Invasive Species

Alaskans have taken a big step toward preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. In response to a proposal by Juneau Trout Unlimited Chapter Member, Mark Vinsel, the state Board of Fisheries recently agreed to ban the use of felt … Continue reading

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Wild Steelhead Festival in Bend, Oregon Saturday, April 25

Get your fill of steelhead films, win some prizes and meet some of the nice folks from TU and other conservation organizations, on Saturday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Orvis store in Bend’s Old Mill District. http://www.flyboysfishing.com/save-wild-steelhead-festival-hits-bend-or

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Time for Salmon Solutions

Back here at TU headquarters, excitement is in air.  Conservation challenges that have seemed unachievable for years (decades, in some cases) are starting to get some serious attention from the White House.  For instance, it is well known that endangered … Continue reading

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Colorado streams win in coalbed ruling

In Colorado, coalbed operators will have to start playing by the same rules as other water users, thanks to an important ruling this week by the state Supreme Court.  Coal bed methane producers typically pump large amounts of groundwater–often a … Continue reading

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Project Healing Waters Leader a CNN Hero

  Check out these interviews with TU’s Ed Nicholson, the president of Project Healing Waters, who was featured on CNN this week–including an interview on Larry King Live, as part of the 2009 CNN Hero search. Project Healing Waters is … Continue reading

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Felt Sole Poll Results

We asked if you were willing to give up your felt-soled waders to help stem the spread of invasive species, and over 200 of you responded. Here are the current results (note: these are different than the ones printed in … Continue reading

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