Category Archives: Climate Change

Climate Adaptation: One Stream at a Time

By Brian Hodge Whether or not you believe in the boogey-man of climate change, data illustrate two patterns in the West: 1) the region is getting hotter and 2) the region is getting drier. Diminished flows and warmer streams are … 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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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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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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‘Last Salmon Forest’ wins award from The Drake

Congratulations to filmmakers Ian Majszak and Bryan Gregson for getting a bit of recognition for their new short film about Trout Unlimited’s Tongass 77 campaign in Southeast Alaska. The film has captured a “best cinematography” award from The Drake Magazine’s 7th Annual Fly … Continue reading

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Senate has a chance to help sportsmen

A bill being considered in the U.S. Senate could be a boon to anglers and hunters, but first, the Senate needs to take up the bill and put it forth for a vote. And, given the intensity of the political … Continue reading

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Life and Death after 1,000 miles…

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America–I’m an active member of the organization, and TU is an active supporting group of OWAA, and has been for years. This year’s … Continue reading

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