Monthly Archives: April 2010

TU hosts carp-fishing tourney to benefit South Fork Snake

  Yeah… carp are pretty hideous critters, but for a land-locked angler without ready accesss to the redfish or bonefish flats of the warmer climes, carp are just the remedy. That’s particularly true this time of year, with unpredictable weather … Continue reading

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Ranchers, TU finding common ground

Here’s an article in John Deere’s Furrow magazine (see “Common Ground”) about how TU’s Western Water Project has helped end the “water wars” between sportsmen and ranchers in the parched Jefferson River basin in Montana. In the past decade, severe … Continue reading

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TU Applauds Call for Federal Protection of BLM Lands Near Bristol Bay

Trout Unlimited and the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska, along with nearly 300 hunting and fishing groups, today welcomed news that the current and former chairmen of the House Interior Appropriations Committee have urged the Bureau of Land Management to protect … Continue reading

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Today is Earth Day

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the first Earth Day, started by Senator Gaylor Nelson of Wisconsin in 1970.  We’ve come a long way since then, making dramatic improvements in protecting fish and wildlife and improving air and water quality … Continue reading

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Orvis Offers Discount on New Non-Felt Soled Wading Boots

As you may have heard, Alaska recently became the first state in the nation to adopt a statewide ban on felt soled wading products to help protect the state’s freshwater lakes, rivers and streams from becoming infected with aquatic invasive … Continue reading

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Urban areas need trout streams, too

Check out this cool video from TU’s Denver Chapter, which has undertaken an ambitious project to restore the S. Platte River in the Denver metro area and boost its trout population.  If we want kids to reconnect with nature, and … Continue reading

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Alaska Delegation Heads to London to Protest Pebble

A delegation of Alaskans, including Trout Unlimited’s Everett Thompson, a Bristol Bay commercial fisherman, are heading to London for next week’s annual shareholder meeting of Anglo American. Anglo is a multinational mining giant that is spending millions of dollars in … Continue reading

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Zale Corp. Vows Not to Source Gold from Pebble

The nation’s second largest jewelry retailer announced on Monday that it will not buy gold from the proposed Pebble mine near Bristol Bay, Alaska. Zale Corp. has joined a growing list of jewelers that support making the Bristol Bay watershed … Continue reading

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Colorado River basin’s future looks hotter, drier

Here’s an in-depth article about a new study on future water availability in the Colorado River basin.  Many experts believe that, due to climate change, the Colorado basin in coming decades will be hotter and probably drier, at least during late summer months … Continue reading

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Scientists Survey Bristol Bay Headwaters

In the spring issue of Trout, you read about biologist Sarah O’Neal’s work to survey the headwaters of Alaska’s Nushagak River for salmon–something the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has not done despite the threats posed by the proposed Pebble … Continue reading

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