Author Archives: Chris Hunt

Elwha

  By Rob Masonis I never imagined that 4-inch grey cores composed of cement and aggregate could be so highly prized. But these particular cores – which were part of a dam on the Elwha River blocking some of the … Continue reading

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TU wins prestigious National Conservation Leadership Award

Last week, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management recognized Trout Unlimited for the work our folks do in the field to restore trout and salmon habitat and, in the end, make fishing better. The National Conservation … Continue reading

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How 12 Acres Makes a Difference

By Kevin Anderson The last of 10 projects funded during TU’s first round of the Coldwater Land Conservancy Fund closed this month—a marshy 12-acre property in the headwaters of the West Branch of Owego Creek in central New York. The … Continue reading

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Healing

By Alan Folger We were a pretty big crowd. Including the 11 veterans, the TU guides, the supporters and donors, we must have numbered at least 75 souls. The room was packed shoulder to shoulder. We had gathered at a … Continue reading

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Why fish love ‘large woody debris’

By Alan Moore “Large woody debris.” A local self-taught stream savant I know has mounted a campaign to do away with that phrase. Wood deserves better, he says, than to be referred to as “debris” in streams. That unsavory distinction … Continue reading

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Beavers play role in protecting trout from worst of changing climate

By John Zablocki Heraclitus of Ephesus, an ancient Greek philosopher, is quoted to have said “No man steps in the same river twice.” One supposes this Greek sage was a fly-fisherman. Anybody that’s fished our nation’s wild trout streams long … Continue reading

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Farmed salmon? No thanks …

I got a kick out of Greg Thomas’ blog post today about his experience in a Denver seafood joint he visited during the International Sportsmen’s Expo last week. Greg asked the server at the restaurant whether the establishment’s salmon was … Continue reading

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2012: A scorcher for the record books…

By Seth Wenger, Dan Dauwalter, Helen Neville and Chris Hunt   Last year was hot. The hottest year on record in the U.S., as a matter of fact. As trout anglers, we knew it—some of our favorite rivers closed to … Continue reading

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TU working with new data to protect Appalachia’s brookies

By Kevin Anderson If you’re a bona fide creek freak who loves to chase Appalachia’s native brookies in the waters where they belong, you’ll be glad to know that the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture—a collaborative group of agencies and … Continue reading

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Good Sam guidance makes fixing past mistakes a whole lot easier

Something big happened in Washington this week, and maybe, because of it, waters I couldn’t fish as a kid will be cleansed and restored so my own kids will have a chance to enjoy something I couldn’t. On Wednesday, the … Continue reading

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