Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood delivers the organization's annual State of TU presentation to volunteers at TU's annual meeting in Bozeman, Mont. The Cliff's Notes version? TU makes fishing better ... for everyone.
TU has worked to protect America's public lands legacy for decades. Now we need everyone to get behind the fight to keep our birthright intact.
We must act now to protect what's ours, both for us and our children and grandchildren.
The value of public lands isn't realized in just one visit, but rather over a lifetime of adventures to places that belong to all of us.
Alaska's seemingly inexhaustible supply of public lands make it among the best place in the world to hunt and fish. Keeping that land in public hands will keep Alaska wild and accessible to anglers and hunters for generations to come.
Women fish, too, and the ladies proved it last week when they took third place at the annual Utah Single-fly event on the Green River.
WWII veteran Frank Moore talks about his home waters on public lands: The North Umpqua River in Oregon.
Fly fishing Yosemite is a treat for anglers willing to glide through crowds of tourists, climbers and hikers. There are ample chances to get off the beaten path, and the scenery is simply hard to beat.
Visit one of America's smallest (and fishiest) national parks in Maine: Acadia National Park, where the brook trout are willing and getting away from the crowds is easier than you think.
Former U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck talks about the great wealth every American inherits, simply by being born in this country. We're all public landowners. It's time to beat back this idea that transferring them to states and private interests is in our best interest. It's not. It's theft. It's wrong. And we won't stand for it.
Fishpond founder John Land le Coq understands the value of public lands to him and to his company's success. Watch le Coq fish in his home waters and talk about how public lands are part of the American identity.
With a landmark agreement in place to remove dams from the Klamath River, California's signature salmon and steelhead river is well on its way toward recovery. But it took decades—and compromised from all involved—to achieve this outcome.
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in north-central Alaska is one of the country's least-visited national parks, and that's because it's tough to get to. But the fishing is easily among the best in the world, thanks to willing Arctic grayling.