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New TU Film shows highlights how restoring wood to trout streams works.

If you’re a small stream trout angler, you’ve no doubt donated more than a few flies to tangles of logs and branches in the streams. We’re willing to risk those flies because, as we often like to say, “wood is good” for trout streams and trout populations.

That’s why across the East, Trout Unlimited is undertaking ambitious restoration projects to strategically add wood to streams. This work not only improves aquatic habitat but helps make streams and communities more resilient to flooding events that are becoming more frequent and more severe. A TU film crew spent a few days last spring in the Cherokee National Forest following a team working on restoring wood to a native brook trout stream. The resulting short film is called “A Beautiful Mess” and you can view that here.


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