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.
Every third Monday of the month
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact Steve Reiter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to attend.