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By Chris Wood "You just want to nudge it. Too often restoration work is over-engineered. The key is to simply nudge the system in the right direction, and then allow for natural processes to occur.” Gary leaned back and looked upstream. A smile crept up. “I had two anglers who told me they caught [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: TU President and CEO Chris Wood was invited to testify before Congress on innovative approaches and economic development opportunities of abandoned mine land reclamation. TU hopes to work with Congress to advance legislation to support this type of restoration work, both on coal and [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Someone recently said to me, “Trout Unlimited should get out of political issues such as climate change and focus instead on what it does best—fixing streams!” Here is a secret… everything we do at Trout Unlimited helps our rivers, streams and fisheries withstand the harmful effects [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood I was a clueless college graduate from New Jersey, standing alongside the Anchor River in Alaska, wondering what killed all the fish. Later, I learned about the remarkable life-cycle of salmon and how they return to the stream of their birth to have sex one time. Then, they die. And [ READ MORE... ]
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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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Kudos to the New Jersey State TU Council, Central New Jersey, and to Rahway TU and all the NJ TU chapters who will be supporting the upcoming March Fly Tying Madness fly tying event (March 24th!)! All the flies that are tied will be donated to Casting For Recovery, Project Healing Waters, and one [ 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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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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More than 200 TU chapters around the US run some type of Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) program. The VSP mission is to serve our nation's military family and engage them in the TU chapter community in support of our cold-water conservation mission. We "hook" them through fishing related [ READ MORE... ]
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