Michigan Trout Unlimited is the coordination and representation for 20 local chapters of TU and over 7,500 individuals, devoted to the conservation, protection and restoration of Michigan's coldwater fish and their watersheds. Michigan is blessed with a vast wealth of wonderful and unique trout streams, over 11,000 inland lakes, and the largest sources of cold freshwater in North America - the Great Lakes. Michigan TU does whatever it takes to advocate for the prudent management of these resources, including on-the-ground stream improvements, angler & steward education, research, partnerships and collaboration with other conservation groups and governmental agencies, and policy development. Michigan is the birthplace of Trout Unlimited, and Michigan TU continues that proud heritage with its work today.
Trout Unlimited is a grassroots organization. That means that our success in conserving, protecting and enhancing coldwater fisheries and their watersheds depends upon the active participation of individuals like you. Our members are our organization. They construct stream improvements, conduct monitoring of aquatic resources, hold educational programs, set conservation advocacy agendas, do fundraising, and keep the organization running strong. If you care about our coldwater fisheries and their watersheds and want to give back to them, Trout Unlimited can give you that opportunity. We can use your help.
Michigan TU does not support aquaculture in Michigan or the Great Lakes unless it is strictly regulated in a way that ensures no harm to Michigan’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. This means that regulations for aquaculture must ensure that no impacts occur from this activity, and that all risks posed are eliminated. Private operations must not be subsidized by the public by allowing negative impacts or diminishment of our natural resources or the existing uses and benefits provided by our natural resources; nor shall the risks posed by aquaculture operations put our natural resources and their uses in any jeopardy.