Montana’s premiere wild trout fisheries and angling didn’t happen by accident. They exist today because conservation-minded anglers were vigilant and acted when action was needed.
Don’t let mining harm Sheep Creek and the Smith River. Please tell Montana’s mining regulators at the Department of Environmental Quality and Governor Steve Bullock that Sheep Creek and the Smith River are too important to risk.Governor Steve Bullock: (406) 444-3111 firstname.lastname@example.org Office of the Governor, PO Box 200801, Helena, MT 59620 Director Tom Livers: (406) 444-2544 email@example.com DEQ, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620 * * * * *
Ask about any one of Montana’s most famous trout waters, and you’ll discover that, at some critical juncture, someone cared enough about it to take action – And today we all benefit.
The early pioneers for Trout Unlimited in Montana include some iconic names from the angling world: Dan Bailey, George Grant and Bud Lilly. But dozens of other lesser known Montanans pitched in, too, to protect wild fish and wild rivers.
They twice stopped dams planned for the Yellowstone, and fought similar proposals for the Middle Fork Flathead and North Fork Sun Rivers. They forced cleanup of pollution on the Yellowstone, battled the Forest Service over industrial-scale clear-cutting, introduced Montanans to catch-and-release angling, and advocated wild trout management. For nearly 50 years Montana TU has been been built on strong shoulders by anglers with stout will and passion.
There are many opportunities for you to volunteer your time to help Montana Trout Unlimited to conserve, protect and restore Montana’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds: