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A may fly. Photo by Dave Funk, courtesy Stroud Research Center.

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

3/20/2014 // By Guest Author

By Beverly Payton  Chances are that if you were asked to name some animals that make up the wonderful diversity of wildlife in and around our streams and rivers, you probably mention fish, frogs, turtles and, maybe, some aquatic mammals, […] Read more >

Hellbender salamander photo by Flickr user KErry Wixted.

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

3/18/2014 // By Guest Author

The hellbender is an animal of contradictions. It has lungs, but is not an air breather. Young hellbenders are fish food, but adults swallow fish whole. Sometimes hellbenders eat other hellbenders. During the breeding season, a single male vigilantly guards […] Read more >

MoyerTestifies

Hats Off to a Stalwart Champion for America’s Streams

2/21/2014 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Last week, Trout Unlimited announced that Steve Moyer, our long-time clean water colleague was elected to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. As TU President and CEO Chris Wood said, no one is more deserving of this honor than […] Read more >

A family of five curious River Otters in Lime Kiln State Park on Washington's San Juan Island. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler Davis.

We OTTER Protect Clean Water

10/21/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Looking beyond the hackneyed pun, the statement is as true as it ever was: we need to protect our waters in the United States. This includes all waters, particularly critical headwater streams, rivers, and wetlands – the very waters that our […] Read more >

A small cascade near The Basin, along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch State Park. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

3/29/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that 40 percent of the nation’s river and stream miles have […] Read more >

Thank You, Clean Water Act, for Our Fishable Waters!

10/19/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Forty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was in flames and Lake Erie was a biological wasteland. Many of the nation’s rivers were little more than open sewers.  On October 18, 1972, a bi-partisan Congress, voting the will of the people, […] Read more >

Hunters and Anglers Favor Restoring Clean Water Act Protections for Wetlands and Streams

10/2/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by G. Richard Mode from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Just last week a national poll of hunters and anglers reaffirmed what we all know: regardless of their political affiliation, hunters and anglers strongly favor restoring Clean […] Read more >

My Daughter, Cidney, with her first fish

Montana Sushi Girl: My Fish Tale

9/5/2012 // By Land Tawney

The first time I took my daughter camping we went to Rock Creek, a blue ribbon trout stream just 30 minutes east of Missoula, Montana. My father took me there when I was a kid. Perhaps like him, I realized […] Read more >

Stream Restoration at Appalachian State U.

5/27/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

This underwhelming waterway is known as Kraut Creek to residents of Boone, NC, who remember the days when a local sauerkraut factory sent its runoff downstream, polluting air and water alike. Now that the factory is long gone, a group […] Read more >