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

Chair:
Alan Davis
chair@az-tu.org

Vice Chair:
Vacant

Secretary:
Steve Reiter
secretary@az-tu.org

Treasurer:
Doyle Gaines
treasurer@az-tu.org

Immediate Past Chair:
Steve Reiter
sreiter4@cox.net

Conservation:
Jim Strogen
jimstrog@gmail.com

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

Fundraising:
Steve Reiter
sreiter4@cox.net

Public Policy:
Tom Osterday
publicpolicychair@az-tu.org

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

Trustee and National Leadership Council Chair:
Jim Walker
james.l.walker@cox.net

National Leadership Council State Representative:
Susan Geer
NLC@az-tu.org

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

General questions:
chair@az-tu.org

The Arizona Council meets via MicroSoft Teams:

Every third Monday of the month
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join on your computer or mobile
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)
+1 323-676-6261,,601277758#
Phone Conference ID: 601 277 758#

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