Stand up for healthy and resilient streams, fish, and communities

This month, Congress has a truly historic opportunity to invest billions of dollars into three things that would add up to a healthier future for trout and salmon, and our communities:

  1. Protecting and restoring fish and wildlife habitat in National Parks, National Forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands;
  2. Making America’s lands and waters more resilient to drought, wildfire, and floods; and
  3. Encouraging clean energy development to reduce carbon emissions.

Trout Unlimited strongly supports all these investments, which are included in the budget reconciliation bill Congress is developing as we speak.

We need your help! Take a moment today to send a note to your U.S. senators asking them to support provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that will help fisheries and communities weather a changing climate.      “Anglers are already seeing the effects of climate change on rivers and streams,” TU President and CEO Chris Wood said last week. “Unnaturally intense wildfires, more frequent floods, and punishing drought are pushing native and wild trout and salmon to the brink and putting our communities at risk. It’s time for Congress to step up on this pressing issue and advance this legislation into law.”

Tell Congress to take action now. Thanks for all you do for wild and native trout and salmon.

Steve Moyer Vice President for Government Affairs        

Brook trout are particularly sensitive to high water temperatures

From our friends at the Penns Woods West Chapter of TU.  Articles from John Hayes, outdoor writer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette will be republished on their website.  John’s first article is titled: “Brook trout are particularly sensitive to high water temperatures”.  Click below to read the article

Proposed Rulemaking of PFBC

This proposed rulemaking updates the Commission’s regulations pertaining to the fees of fishing licenses, permits and boat registrations as outlined in the proposed rulemaking. The public comment period runs from July 16 – August 15, 2022.

World’s End Day

A great day at Worlds End State Park. Had a lot of great people visit our table and we met many TU members from other Chapters. The fishing pond we share with the Northcentral PA Conservancy was a huge success with the kids (and a few adults). After catching the fish they took it over to a table and used charts to identify the fish they just caught. After identification, they practiced catch and release and put the fish back into the water. Sara from the Northcentral PA Conservancy did a great job helping everyone identify the fish.

Introducing Fishing the Collection!

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is doing something interesting. They are taking rods from their collection and lettering anglers use them. See the intro below.

In this new film series from the AMFF, we’re taking vintage rods from our collection and putting them in the hands of modern anglers. As we travel to various locations, bamboo rods of yesteryear are put to the test in both salt and fresh water, and our anglers share their take on what it’s like to fish with classic equipment. We think you’ll find the results visually captivating and educational, allowing the observer to reflect on how far we’ve come in the development of equipment while also honoring the beauty and style of the past.

There are 2 episodes out now but go to https://www.amff.org/fishing-the-collection/ to find out more and to see future episodes and to see what the museum has to offer.