If you love to fish, you need to know about the organization Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited is dedicated to protecting Maine Atlantic salmon and brook trout, among other wild, native fish and their habitat.
TU was founded over 40 years ago in Grayling, Michigan, and since then, they have worked hard to ensure that native fish like brook trout thrive in their native habitat.
Their philosophy is “if we take care of the fish, then the fishing will take care of itself,” and their list of accomplishments is long.
They recently achieved the protection of 140,000 acres of forest and rivers in California’s Sierra Nevada range and they also established the “Trout in the Classroom program,” which has educated children in more than 100 schools about the ecosystems that support wild fish.
Check out their Trout Magazine for some great reading about fishing and conservation.