Western watersheds and the fish that swim in them are going to get a little extra care. Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just announced an $8.9 million agreement to help restore the Colorado River, California-Great Basin, and Columbia Pacific Northwest watersheds. onWater is a proud supporter of Trout Unlimited and the work they do to enhance and conserve fishing on local rivers, creeks, and streams.
From the article by Trout Unlimited:
Arlington, Va.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Trout Unlimited (TU) today announced a five-year, $8.9 million agreement to reconnect and restore arid Western watersheds, including the Colorado River, California-Great Basin, and Columbia Pacific Northwest river systems. TU will reconnect watersheds and habitat for wild and native trout across BLM lands in the West, making these regions more resilient to drought.
“Climate change and severe drought are having devastating impacts on our water resources in the arid West, affecting both people and fish,” said Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited president and CEO. “By reconnecting and restoring aquatic habitat, we can help wild and native trout and salmon survive and thrive in the face of climate change. We appreciate the strong partnership we have with the Bureau of Land Management to conserve our public land water resources for current and future generations.”
Read the full article HERE.
About Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited is the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization dedicated to caring for and recovering America’s rivers and streams so our children can experience the joy of wild and native trout and salmon. Across the country, TU brings to bear local, regional and national grassroots organizing, durable partnerships, science-backed policy muscle, and legal firepower on behalf of trout and salmon fisheries, healthy waters and vibrant communities.
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