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Urge the U.S. House to pass the Natural Resources Management Act: Act Now   By Chris Wood The U.S. Congress may surpass the Department of Motor Vehicles as the least-popular part of the government. Not today. Thanks to the bipartisan work of Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Donna Marcotte wanted to go somewhere special for her birthday. So, she and her husband Ivan decided to attend the Coldwater Conservation Fund (CCF) trip to the Carrileufu River Lodge in the Patagonia region of Argentina. Donna managed to catch the largest trout of her life—a 25” [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood "Good riddance. Think of all of the money we are saving.” I looked at Max in exasperation. He is one of the most hard-core sportsmen I know. I have hunted for whitetail with him in driving rainstorms in West Virginia, and stalked catfish on the Potomac using hummus-impregnated [ READ MORE... ]
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The TU Veterans Service Partnership (TU VSP) is pleased to announce a VSP volunteer leader training day will be offered as part of the 2019 Western Regional TU meeting in Olympia, WA on Friday, March 15th.  The VSP is one of TU Volunteer Operations fastest growing programs and presents excellent [ READ MORE... ]
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TU's government and policy staff. By Chris Wood Several of the bright lights in the Trout Unlimited policy world came into the intergalactic headquarters last week. Their recent accomplishments are pretty amazing. Dave Kinney of New Jersey helped organize efforts to pass and then fund legislation [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON January 7 - 0 COMMENTS
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By Chris Wood Conservation is a long game, so it is especially important to celebrate successes. After decades of decline, 2018 may mark the year that we turned the corner on the recovery of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. The world's first national park had lost more than 95 [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood “He’s just an old dog.” Parker lit up, at least as much as a 17-year old pit-lab mix can. Larry, the neighborhood poet, and resident feral cat-feeder, was on his way to the back-alley to spread his cat food, and Parker stayed glued to the bag at Larry’s side. “We are all old dogs,” I [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON December 19 - 0 COMMENTS
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By Chris Wood Fred’s note was unexpected. He was one of the first TU volunteers I met 17 years ago when he was 78 years young. At the time, I wondered who is this cool cat with the white pony-tail and turquoise rings? His note read, “a few months ago our son, Jon, and his two university age sons [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood This week the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a radical change in how the nation manages our streams and wetlands. For most of the first 30 years of the Clean Water Act, its rules applied to large and small, perennial and temporary, streams and [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON December 4 - 0 COMMENTS
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Mike Dombeck sports a familiar pose. By Chris Wood You don’t realize it until it is too late. You forgot to say, “Thank you” or even, “Hello.” Jack Casey taught my sophomore and senior years high school English classes at Saint Peters in Jersey City. He was a smallish man who would enthuse the most [ READ MORE... ]
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