Trout Unlimitedís mission is to conserve, protect and restore North Americaís trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
As a state council we assist the chapters of Trout Unlimited in their conservation activities by providing leadership, direction, education; assistance with organizational effectiveness, membership development and fundraising; and by providing leadership and advocacy on resource, legislative, and agency issues that have state and regional implications.
The Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited also serves to unite the chapters of Trout Unlimited in Tennessee and the region for the purpose of establishing statewide policies regarding sound fishery management under the guidelines of the national charter and policies of Trout Unlimited. We have 9 chapters throughout the state, check our contacts page for details.
As a council, we are continually working to conserve, protect, restore, and increase the coldwater salmonid fishing opportunities throughout the state of Tennessee and North America.
We support a variety of programs, particular emphasis is placed on educating the public, particularly youth, regarding the importance of sound management of coldwater resources. We want future generations to be able to enjoy those resources as much as we do. Many of us feel that the best way to conserve a resource is to create users of that resource (stakeholders), and we support programs to introduce young people to fishing.
Another particular concern is the conservation of our only native salmonid in Tennessee, the Southern Appalachian strain of Brook Trout (SABT). Check out our projects page for more info. We always welcome support and volunteers.
Other projects include a specialty license plate to provide ongoing consistent financial support, a Trout Camp beginning in 2011, Trout in the Classroom projects, support of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee national Forest, and more.
Finally, we are represented through the year at a number of meetings with management agencies to advocate responsible management of coldwater resources, and we participate in many joint ventures with those agencies.
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