TU urges caution as energy companies pursue pipeline project

BY MARK TAYLOR A recent sultry summer day found Philip Smith, TU’s West Virginia Council chair, in one of his favorite places, a tiny trout stream deep in West Virginia’s mountains. Gingerly, with his homemade split bamboo rod, he cast a tiny stimulator fly to fishy-looking spots, hop
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Acid rain recovery lagging in Virginia streams

An analysis at fivethiryeight.com by Brook Miner, a postdoctoral research fellow in ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, reveals that while water bodies in the Northern Appalachians and Adirondacks are recovering from past acid rain pollution, “streams in western Vi
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TU hails introduction of National Fish Habitat Conservation Act in Senate

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 2080, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA), on March 5, 2014. The bipartisan legislation authorizes the National Fish Habitat Action Plan – an unprecedented national partnership effort aimed squarely a
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Eastern lands protected with TU’s help

As 2013 drew to a close, TU made four small but strategic investments in projects that permanently protect habitat for Eastern brook trout.  Four TU Coldwater Land Conservancy Fund grants were given to three land trusts to protect 1,180 acres from future development.  Two of the grant
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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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WSLS covers TU’s restoration work on Mossy Creek

Watch a nice report from the NBC affiliate in Roanoke about TU’s work to restore one of Virginia’s most famous trout streams, Mossy Creek in Rockingham and Augusta counties.
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Shenandoah Valley TU hosting South River work days

The Shenandoah Valley Chapter will be working on angling trails and access for the Upper South River Special Regulation Area every Sunday afternoon in November from 2-4 pm. The Upper South River SRA is a public fishing area stocked with trout by VDGIF. It is accessible only with a fre
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