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By Chris Wood The invitation to speak to the member companies of the Conservation Alliance—an organization that helps outdoor-related companies support conservation—was welcome. My topic, “The Administration and Agency Planning,” seemed like a penance. When I worked at the U.S. Forest Service, my [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy Alpacka Raft   Alpacka Raft is a small, family-owned manufacturing company in Mancos, Colo. They make packrafts — tiny, portable boats designed for big adventures. Their staff of 25 in a rural Colorado town of roughly 1,400 builds the boats that define and refine the sport of [ READ MORE... ]
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Lobbying and advocacy are serious business: always remember to bring a selfie-stick By Chris Wood Dear TU members: Ask. Ask. Ask. We do a lot of asking around here. "Send us $35 dollars and become a member!” "Support Embrace a Stream, and get a cool hat!” “Become a life member and get an even [ READ MORE... ]
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Another, more effective, angler on the Kvichak. By Chris Wood Last month’s release of the draft “environmental impact statement” to permit industrial-scale mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska, made me recall the first time I set eyes on that remarkable landscape nearly 12 years ago. Trout Unlimited was [ READ MORE... ]
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It started out simple in 2008, when three wine business veterans and life-long fishermen, Mark Seymour, John Heus and Stephen Cary launched the High Hook brand. They had three basic goals. First, they wanted to make really good wine that shows the true fruit character of the grapes and the subtle [ READ MORE... ]
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Ranchers, Bureau of Land Management staff, and other partners tour Susie Creek in 2012. Photo courtesy Carol Evans/BLM. By Kurt Fesenmyer If you hang around a Bureau of Land Management biologist near a stream long enough, you are bound to hear the acronym PFC. Proper Functioning Condition is a long [ READ MORE... ]
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By Dakota KruppFinalist in the TU Teen Essay Contest Conservation is defined as the act of protecting something in particular. Conservation of our streams and waterways has a direct impact on a sport that I love, fishing. At the Trout Unlimited 2018 summer youth camp in Waupaca, Wisconsin. I [ READ MORE... ]
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By Ian BartonFinalist in the TU Teen Essay ContestMany people would say baseball or football are America’s pastimes. But, I would say America’s real pastime is fishing, specifically trout fishing. The wild trout is a wily creature, not easily hooked. He will spend his days hiding under rocks, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sophia Putman
Finalist in the TU Teen Essay ContestNothing truly mesmerizes the heart quite like the great outdoors. The winding rivers, the shady trees, and the sprightly fauna stir and entice the soul of the curious adventurer. On this magnificent earth, there is no such place quite like the [ READ MORE... ]
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Students from Marine Park Intermediate School in Brooklyn By Chris Wood Lilli Genovesi is in the eye of the hurricane. How else could she—with her awesome partners at the New York Dept. of Environmental Protection, the Dept. of Environmental Conservation and local TU chapters—manage over 250 [ READ MORE... ]
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