Trout Unlimited Alaska
Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization whose main mission is “To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.” Their achievements can be seen all over the country and here in Alaska. Trout Unlimited Alaska provides many volunteer and educational opportunities to Alaskans. Their current big project focuses are Bristol Bay, restoration of the Eklutna River, the Susitna River, and the Tongass National Forest. Their tireless efforts have evoked real change. Be sure to watch the current projects updates in each of the videos in our TOVOS seminars.
Trout Unlimited Alaska 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.
TU Alaska is also 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. The Save Bristol Bay or “No Pebble Mine” movement is a longtime example of their work in informing and organizing to protect the pristine waters that are home to the fish of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
While mostly healthy and abundant, Alaska’s world-class salmon and trout populations face significant threats throughout different regions of our state. Our focus at Trout Unlimited Alaska currently includes: Bristol Bay, the Tongass National Forest, the transboundary rivers of southeast, and the Eklutna River in southcentral Alaska. Join a growing partnership of anglers who foresee a fishable future. Find them online with an introductory membership offer at this link.