Mission and History

Trout Unlimited Mission

The mission of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

Trout Unlimited History

Founded in Michigan in 1959, Trout Unlimited today is a national non-profit organization with 147,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Our staff and volunteers work from coast to coast to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout and salmon habitat on behalf of today’s anglers and coming generations of sportsmen and women who value the connection between healthy, intact habitat and angling opportunity.

Trout Unlimited ’s work spans nearly a million miles of cold water all across North America. TU is the most effective coldwater fisheries conservation organization in the country.

Driven by a powerful and dedicated grassroots network, Trout Unlimited is meeting the challenges of coldwater conservation and protecting our rivers and fisheries for generations to come.