Dominion continues support of Trout in the Classroom

Each year, thousands of students in Virginia raise trout and learn about the importance of cold, clean water through the Trout in the Classroom program. One of the program’s biggest supporters for several years has been Dominion Power, through grants to the Virginia Council of Trout U
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New fishing trail opens along the South Fork of the Holston River

A new three-mile fishing trail along the pristine water of the South Fork of the Holston River has been constructed above Buller Hatchery near Marion, Va. to provide access into the gorge, well known for its wild rainbows and browns. After three years of planning and design between th
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State seeking input for Stocked Trout Management Plan

A statewide angler survey conducted by DGIF in 2009 indicated that, relative to other anglers, trout anglers in Virginia are generally less satisfied with their fishing. To address the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stoc
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VCTU announces 2013 award winners

The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited held its annual awards program on September 7 at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia. Several TU chapters and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments in the last year. Award descriptions can be found here. The 2013 award winne
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New report details how climate change threatens Virginia fishing

Climate change is the most serious threat to America’s freshwater fish and urgent action is needed at all levels to preserve key species and their habitats, according to a new report released by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with Trout Unlimited and others. Swimming
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Decision on fracking in GWNF expected soon

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Forest Service should make a decision on whether to allow Marcellus Shale exploration, aka fracking, in the George Washington National Forest by the end of the month. The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited is concerned that opening up the for
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TU Chapters supports Camp Fantastic

Camp Fantastic is a special camp for kids with cancer. It is held annually at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center just outside of Front Royal. This August marked the 30th year the camp has been held, and according to Mike Swauger, President of the Northern Shenandoah Chapter of Trout Unl
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JMU to host Mountain Stream Symposium II this month

James Madison University in Harrisonburg will be hosting  a one-day symposium later this month titled, “Mountain Stream Symposium II: Continuing Challenges for Critical Ecosystems,” with the goal of highlighting emerging research and management that provide opportunities f
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