About Us

 For more than 40 years, TU has played the leading role in protecting one of America’s last great national treasures: our nation’s trout and salmon fisheries.  By combining “on the ground” restoration projects, a cutting-edge scientific research and effective advocacy on behalf of our coldwater fisheries, TU has been an effective steward for trout and salmon nationwide.


Through over 450 chapters nationwide, TU organizes grassroots stream restoration projects, conservation programs and youth education events.


TU’s national fundraising initiatives such as the Coldwater Conservation Fund and the Embrace-A-Stream program provide hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for groundbreaking scientific research and local in-stream restoration projects across the country.


TU also works at the state and federal level, providing a voice for fish and coldwater resources, strengthening existing protections and challenging new threats to trout and salmon.