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Celebrating public lands heritage

Trout Unlimited is devoting the month of September to celebrating America’s public lands and diving into the issues facing our hunting and fishing heritage. Starting Sept. 1, we will be taking the entire month to reflect on the connection we have to America’s public lands and the threats we all face that could rob us of our birthright.

“It’s no coincidence that National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day are both during September,” said Corey Fisher, senior policy director for Trout Unlimited’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. “The month is tailor-made for sportsmen and women and we are taking a month-long look at public lands and what they mean to us as hunters, anglers and Americans. In-between adventures casting to brown trout, bow-hunting elk and following pointing dogs, we are urging folks to contact their decision makers and advocate for policies that will protect our outdoor traditions.”

Public lands are the best idea America ever had. For those of us who want to fish and hunt without having to beg or buy permission, they are a gift

Chris Wood

CEO, Trout Unlimited


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Don’t forget to take action on these important issues:

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Clean water

For clean water and good fishing, there is nothing more important than the laws protecting the headwaters of our streams and rivers. But those protections are now threatened.

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Public lands

It has taken Congress no time to try to sell off the public lands that belong to us all. Multiple bills have already been introduced and we expect more to come. The time to protect our sporting heritage is now.

No Pebble Mine

Pebble Mine

Wrong mine. Wrong place. Plain and simple. Bristol Bay is North America’s powerhouse for salmon — the largest sockeye salmon producer in the world. As a major local and international economic driver, Bristol Bay must be protected.

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Funding conservation

A dollar spent on conservation not only protects our natural resources, it fuels a multi-billion dollar industry and creates millions of jobs. Now more than ever, we need to invest in conservation and our future.

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National Monuments

Congress and the Secretary of the Interior are currently considering actions that would reduce protections for national monuments. Some have already been targeted.

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Little Mountain

Located in the heart of Wyoming, this wildlife rich landscape is a prime example of a place that can find the right balance between conservation and energy development.

No Pebble Mine

Abandoned mines

There are over 500,000 abandoned hardrock mine sites in the American West where there is no responsible party to take on the cleanup. Help us change that by supporting Good Samaritan legislation.

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Get Engaged

Getting involved in conservation issues begins in your own backyard. Here are some resources to get engaged in the issues that matter in your community.

Want more ideas?

Acting for conservation can take on many forms. And to make an impact for future generations, we must all be willing to donate our talents, whatever they may be.

Whether it is volunteering at a local stream clean-up, making a dollar contribution to a conservation organization or participating in the political process, your contribution is never too small.

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