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: 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.
Thank You and Please Support Arizona’s Trout Unlimited Business Members