TCTU Latest News & Alerts

The new edition of Trout Unlimited Minnesota should have landed in your mailboxes by now, featuring the great stream restoration work done on Garvin Brook, an update on the Lost Trout Streams of Burnsville and Eagan, and a new fly tying recipe from Paul Johnson for one of the basics: The Pheasant Tail Nymph. You […]

Advocacy

Minnesota TUers: Until now, those of you visiting southeast MN during the peak of fall color change have been forced to leave your fishing gear at home and yearn for a rod in hand while trout rise freely on sunny afternoons.  I received word today that long awaited expansions of trout angling opportunities, including fall […]

Advocacy

This past week Senator Matt Schmit’s efforts to protect Driftless area trout fisheries suffered an unexpected setback due to the philosophical differences of legislators whose districts are located far from the affected area (southeast Minnesota).  A senate finance subcommittee removed three commonsense restrictions essential to preserving these world-class coldwater fisheries.  These protections can be restored […]

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Calls needed Wednesday morning, April 24, to keep trout fisheries protections in Senate Game & Fish bill The Senate Game & Fish bill contains three key protections for trout fisheries in southeast MN.  The bill has unexpectedly been schedule to be heard at 12:00 Wednesday by the Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division of the […]

Advocacy

Minnesota TU members, trout anglers and friends, Minnesota TU has been diligently working with several partners on efforts to protect the coldwater resources and rural communities in southeast Minnesota from threats posed by silica sand mining activities. One result has been the scheduling of a Minnesota Senate hearing on February 19 to gather testimony on […]

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Governor Signed Legacy Bill Last Week
May 7, 2012

On Tuesday May 1, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill containing an appropriation of $2.1 million to enable the Minnesota Council and seven chapters of Trout Unlimited to continue enhancing and restoring in-stream, riparian and lake habitats around the State. The bill, Senate File 2493, appropriates proceeds of a constitutionally dedicated sales tax […]

Advocacy

Minnesota TU members, anglers & conservationists: As you are undoubtedly aware, efforts to get the MN Legislature to approve long overdue increases in fishing license fees have stalled in both House and Senate. We urgently need you, your friends, fishing buddies, neighbors, etc., to contact your legislators, as well as the leadership of both bodies. […]

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School Trust Lands
April 23, 2012

It looks like it is time to call the Governor’s office to ask for a veto of the bill altering the DNR’s authority over School Trust Lands – HF 2244/SF 1889. The issue was covered in the April 3 alert regarding the House Omnibus Environment bill, and those concerns apply to this stand-alone bill. Strong […]

Advocacy

Legislation which threatens to undermine Minnesota’s commitment to wetland conservation is advancing. It is time to ask Governor Dayton to stand by Minnesota’s policy of NO NET LOSS of wetlands, and have his agencies press this message. Send the sample letter below or edit it with your own words to let the Governor know why […]