Author Archives: Erin Mooney

The West Branch Susquehanna- A Long Road to Recovery, but Successes Along the Way

For the West Branch Susquehanna, it’s a long road to recovery from the effects of abandoned mine drainage. But Amy Wolfe, director of TU’s Eastern Abandoned Mine Program, points to the successes along the way. Her piece in the Lock … Continue reading

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Maryland Students Plant Trees to Help Trout in Big Hunting Creek

Students participating in TU’s Trout in the Classroom program in Frederick County, Maryland, recently planted trees along Big Hunting Creek in Catoctin Mountain Park. Anglers know Big Hunting Creek for its impressive wild brown trout population, a favorite of locals … Continue reading

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NY to Issue Fracking Regs–What will they mean for trout streams?

Today, New York officials announced that the state will move forward in issuing revised regulations on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas drilling, despite the fact that its environmental review—a process that should inform how hydraulic fracturing is regulated—is not yet … Continue reading

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A pretty good gig…

Rob Roberts is TU’s Clark Fork Restoration Director. On many days, this means Rob heads out of Missoula, Montana, where he lives, and into the mountains, where he works to repair the lingering legacy of mining. Sometimes his job is … Continue reading

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Protecting Fishy Places in Maryland

Yesterday, the Maryland Department Natural Resources acquired a 120-acre conservation easement along the Savage River.  Anglers know the Savage for two reasons–it’s one of the best tailwater fisheries in the mid-Atlantic; and also, the Upper Savage, above the reservoir, is … Continue reading

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TU Women Moving Forward

A few weeks after TU’s first annual women’s retreat in September, the energy and enthusiasm of all who participated is still palpable.Women from around the country are still sending me their photos of the fish they caught, or of the … Continue reading

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Is NY Planning to Delay Fracking?

In another twist in the hydraulic fracturing decision-making process in New York, the state may postpone a decision on whether to allow shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing until 2013. So, it looks like New York anglers may be able … Continue reading

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TU Challenges Legality of Parts of PA’s Act 13

Trout Unlimited filed an amicus brief yesterday in Pennsylvania Supreme Court, challenging portions of Act 13, the state law that regulates the state’s gas drilling industry. The brief challenges issues in the law relating to protecting coldwater resources and supports … Continue reading

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Can trout be protected while quenching the gas industry’s thirst?

It has been a hot and dry summer across the country. As a result, high temperatures and minimal precipitation this past winter and spring have left some eastern coldwater streams in distress.   Streams and creeks in the Susquehanna River Basin,a … Continue reading

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Habitat improvement and cake: quintessential TU

Each summer, for the last 30 years, volunteers from TU’s Northern Virginia chapter have trekked up to Pennsylvania’s “apple capital” to join Adams County TU and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission on Conewago Creek to help improve trout habitat … Continue reading

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