Trout Unlimited works to protect the places you love to fish. This national non-profit organization’s mission is “to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.” In Alaska, Trout Unlimited’s efforts include advocating for conservation in Bristol Bay, the Tongass National Forest, and the Susitna Valley, and working on large scale restoration projects on the Eklutna River and Resurrection Creek in southcentral Alaska. Be sure to watch their program update to learn more.
Trout Unlimited Alaska is active in statewide and regional issues. By collecting information rich in local knowledge and supported by scientific data, they can inform stakeholders about the potential risks of current or upcoming legislation initiatives. While mostly healthy and abundant, Alaska’s world-class salmon and trout populations face significant threats throughout different regions of our state.
You can follow along with their Alaska work on Facebook and Instagram, sign up for updates on the proposed West-Susitna Access road, and take action for Bristol Bay.
Trout Unlimited also has a membership program that connects stakeholders with opportunities to protect their local waters and create healthy environments where trout and salmon populations can thrive. Members are part of a community of like-minded people who are active in their home waters’ conservation efforts. Along with this membership, the group facilitates educational opportunities for all ages, from new fishing techniques to fields trips designed for the kids. Not only do you get to meet some new “fishy” friends, but you also get the information needed to be that much more successful on the water. Most importantly you get to help protect Alaska’s fish.
Join a growing partnership of anglers who foresee a fishable future. Find them online with an introductory membership offer at this link. Joining Trout Unlimited entitles you to an annual subscription to Trout Magazine, membership in your local TU chapter, and more.