Monthly Archives: August 2012

TU Alaska Director Honored for Conservation Work

TU Alaska Director Tim Bristol (Photo by Darren Dorris) Trout Unlimited’s Alaska director, Tim Bristol, has been selected for a prestigious award honoring his contributions to Alaska environmental conservation. The Alaska Conservation Foundation recently named Bristol as the 2012 winner … Continue reading

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Teen TU: The Next Generation of Trout Unlimited

By Aidan McLaughlin Two summers ago, I was fortunate enough to attend two TU teen trout camps in Colorado and Montana. As a native Mainer, flying out west is an incredible experience on its own even without the week of … Continue reading

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A sustainable Tongass timber company expands in Southeast Alaska

Major changes are afoot in the country’s largest national forest, the 17-million-acre Tongass in Southeast Alaska. And many of them bode well for fish and wildlife. The most important is arguably the U.S. Forest Service’s move from old-growth logging in … Continue reading

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Trout and fire: once bitten, twice burned. . .

By John Zablocki & Helen Neville, TU Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Conservation Team Nobody wants to get burned, trout included.  But fires and other disturbances such as drought, disease, floods and freezes are all natural parts of the trout’s ecosystem.  Generally, … Continue reading

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Bikes, Vines, Fish and Wine: Restoring California Coho

This Saturday, August 25, Martorana Family Winery in Healdsburg, California, will be celebrating its harvest of great organic grapes, its creation of wonderful wines, and its ongoing efforts to protect and restore native coho salmon and steelhead. “Martorana Family Winery … Continue reading

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Debate: Do Most Anglers Care Too Much About “How Many,” and Not Enough About “How?”

At day’s end, when you bump into your fishing buddy along the river, what’s the first thing you ask each other? “How’d you do out there?”  Which, of course, is angler-speak for “how many fish did you catch?” Now I’d … Continue reading

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Conservation + Recreation = $$$: An equation Congress must consider.

By Zach Cockrum, Last week sportsmen received some great news from the Fish and Wildlife Service.  A survey showed that 37 million Americans hunted and fished last year, 10% more than in 2006, reversing a 20 year trend of a decline … Continue reading

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TU Down Under: Potential

Note: Last fall, I was invited to Australia to tour conservation work in New South Wales and to speak to anglers about the work Trout Unlimited does in the United States. I’ve been in Australia for a little over a … Continue reading

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Salmon Safe gives growers an edge

Let’s say you have a choice between two packages of bing cherries. One of the packages has a label certifying that the cherries were grown in a sustainable way that protects salmon and river health. Which would you choose? As a consumer, that’s … Continue reading

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There’s a hole in the river . . .

Check out this great article on Huffington Post by Zach Podmore, part of the Down The River expedition floating the Colorado River. He witnessed firsthand the “hole” in the Colorado River below Windy Gap Reservoir caused by water diversions to … Continue reading

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