Who We Are

Mission Statement

The Arizona Council of Trout Unlimited (AZTU) is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to conserve, protect and restore Arizona’s coldwater fisheries and watersheds to enhance the native and wild fish populations of our state.

Protect. Reconnect. Restore. Sustain.

Protect. Reconnect. Restore. Sustain.

Two visions of the future: You decide.

PROTECT: Road building, oil and gas drilling and other development degrade water quality and diminish fish habitat. Keeping backcountry land intact, improving water quality downstream and providing a stronghold for native fish and other species will ensure a good refuge for future fish population growth.

RECONNECT: Dams and diversions block fish passage. If obsolete dams are removed and fish ladders and fish passage installed, fish will be able to migrate through the river.

RESTORE: Sediment, runoff and pollution make developed areas uninhabitable for fish. Urbanization and channeling of streams increase water filtration costs and the effects of flooding downstream. With tree-shaded rivers connected to floodplains, responsible grazing and development protects water quality for future generations to enjoy.

SUSTAIN: TU’s conservation legacy will endure by engaging a new generation of coldwater stewards to see that this work of mobilizing community members to protect, reconnect and restore lands and waters.

Arizona Council Leadership

Chairperson:
Steve Reiter
chair@az-tu.org

Vice Chairperson:
Vacant

Secretary:
Mickey Fletcher
mmltfletch@msn.com

Treasurer:
Doyle Gaines
treasurer@az-tu.org

Immediate Past Chairperson:
Steve La Falce
lafalcest@netscape.net

Conservation:
Joe Miller
jamiller101@gmail.com

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Susan Geer
diversity@az-tu.org

Fundraising:
Vacant

Public Policy:
Tom Osterday
tgosterday@gmail.com

Trout In The Classroom:
Jim Walker
tic@az-tu.org

Grass Roots Trustee and National Leadership Council Chairperson:
Jim Walker
james.l.walker@cox.net

National Leadership Council State Representative:
Susan Geer
susan@spiral-creative.com

TU Staff:
Nate Rees
nathan.rees@tu.org

General questions:
chair@az-tu.org

Our Partners

The Arizona Council meets:

Every third Monday of the month
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact Steve Reiter at chair@az-tu.org for more information or to attend.