Established in Grayling, Michigan in 1959, sixteen prescient anglers had a vision of trout streams filled with wild trout rather than hatchery produced clones dumped from the back of trucks. Since its establishment the nonprofit organization has grown into the nation's largest coldwater conservation organization with a focus on those things most important to anglers- healthy habitat and wild trout.
I've been a member of Trout Unlimited in different capacities for nearly a decade. I've been a dues paying volunteer member in my home state of Wyoming as well as Montana and New Hampshire. While attending graduate school in New Hampshire I had the great fortune to serve as a Conservation Director for the local Trout Unlimited chapter.
As conservation organizations go Trout Unlimited is a soft-spoken organization. It allows its accomplishments to speak for it rather than lawsuits or hyperbole filled press releases. Whether its restoring locally nominated favorite waters through its "Embrace a Stream" program or engaging school children with the "Trout in the Classroom" curriculum, Trout Unlimited is at the forefront of protecting the resources we love most.
I encourage you to take a look at all the work Trout Unlimited has accomplished, the tremendous number conservation and science programs they oversee, and see if there is a local chapter near you.
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