Michigan Trout Unlimited is the grassroots organization of 19 local Michigan chapters of TU - over 7,500 individuals - devoted to the conservation, protection and restoration of Michigan's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
Our state 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. Michigan is, in fact, the birthplace of Trout Unlimited, and Michigan TU continues that proud heritage with its work today.
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. They help Michigan TU as a whole to conduct research, create collaborations with other conservation groups and governmental agencies, and develop policy.
Our success in conserving, protecting and enhancing coldwater fisheries and their watersheds depends upon the active participation of individuals like you. If you care about our coldwater fisheries and their watersheds and want to give back, Trout Unlimited can give you that opportunity. We are the strongest line of defense between environmental threats and your local stream. Help us make a difference.
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.
We have been communicating with you for the last year about the proposal to allow large-scale commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes. There are now legislative bills introduced for this. Now is the time for you to voice your opinion to your legislators. It's imperative that you do. Below is information on this critical subject to help you accomplish being informed, but the need is simple: we need you to contact legislators to voice your opposition to Great Lakes net pen fish farming. Please take the time during the next couple of days to let your voice be heard on this subject.
The Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the Michigan Youth Trout Camp June 28 - July 2, 2016 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, in the heart of Northern Michigan trout country. The four-day Camp is designed to educate our 12-16 year old boys and girls, who will become our next generation of conservation leaders, about the importance of protecting our coldwater resources.
For More information visit the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter website @ www.kvctu.org
The Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School is indeed one of the country's finest. The school runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, June 12, 13 & 14, 2015. Beginners are instructed in the basics of fly casting and fly fishing and are introduced to a wide variety of angling interests. Experienced fly fishers will improve their skills, technique and knowledge of the sport. Even experts are sure to learn something new.
For more information visit the Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School website @ www.tuffs.org.