Monthly Archives: May 2009

Secretary of Ag buttresses 2001 Roadless Rule

In a promising move for anglers and hunters all across the country, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Forest Service will now defer to the 2001 Roadless Rule, and any projects taking place on roadless lands … Continue reading

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Habitat equals opportunity

Throughout the country, informed sportsmen and women understand the very real connection between intact fish and wildlife habitat and fishing and hunting opportunity. In his recent article about TU’s efforts to protect the National Landscape Conservation System, which includes very fishy … Continue reading

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Photographer’s vision of the Gunnison Gorge

Freelance photographer Josh Duplechian of Denver, Colo., accompanied a TU-led press tour into the Gunnison Gorge last week. His photos reveal a diverse landscape alive with much more than trout. The Gorge received permanent protection earlier this year when the … Continue reading

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Gunnison Gorge protected forever

Last week, TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project led a group of reporters and photographers into the Gorge, where they experienced, first-hand, the quality fishing and the tail end of the annual spring freshet on the mighty Gunnison. Continue reading

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Support the Clean Water Restoration Act

Trout Unlimited, the National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited and other major sportsmen’s groups are supporting the Clean Water Restoration Act, now before Congress. For anglers and hunters, this is a no-brainer: CWRA would protect 20 million acres of wetlands and 2 million … Continue reading

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Bristol Bay Tribal Members Protest Pebble in London

A delegation of Alaska Native leaders from Bristol Bay flew to London in April to confront Anglo American executives and shareholders face-to-face with their concerns about the company’s massive Pebble mine project in southwest Alaska. The Alaska delegates told leaders … Continue reading

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Angling Goes Hollywood

A new generation of environmental filmmakers have been making waves in the past year or two, knocking our socks off with fresh, edgy movies about fish and watersheds. These films have been making the rounds at festivals all over the country, … Continue reading

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Chefs Back TU Campaign to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

Prominent West Coast chefs are supporting Trout Unlimited Alaska’s “Vote with Your Fork” campaign. The goal is to raise awareness among food lovers about the value of Bristol Bay wild salmon and the threats they face from the large-scale hard … Continue reading

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Ed Rapp, Colorado Conservationist of the Year

Clear Creek near Golden, Colorado was in dismal shape, poisoned by old mine tailings and a history of neglect, when Ed Rapp arrived on the scene in the early 1990s.  Over the years he has spearheaded a remarkable collaborative effort … Continue reading

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Sportsmen can make a difference…

TU’s Sportsmen Conservation Project played a key role in protecting millions of acres of public lands fish and game habitat when Congress passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 earlier this spring, but perhaps one important element was … Continue reading

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