SUMMARY of POSITION ON NATIVE AND WILD NON-NATIVE TROUT
AZTU and the Arizona chapters of Trout Unlimited value and work to re-establish and preserve robust populations of native trout and their original streams and ranges in Arizona. They are our first priority.
We also hold wild populations of non-native trout of great importance and constantly work to preserve them and the waters they occupy for the fisheries values they provide.
If it is not possible to establish a self-sustaining population of native or wild trout in a water system, AZTU and individual TU Chapters may elect to support alternate means of providing fish for sport-fishing purposes.
We have established clear guidelines and procedures to assure that any actions we take regarding all these fishes, their streams and ranges, are well thought out.
Ref: The Arizona Council of Trout Unlimited