Category Archives: Conservation

Helping Brookies Get “Over the Rainbow”

Last week LOSTU  pitched in with the fisheries team from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and fellow TU volunteers from Tuckaseegee and Little River Chapters to help native Brook Trout reclaim Little Cataloochee Creek and its tributaries.  We were … Continue reading

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“The Memory of Fish” Asheville Film Premier

“The Memory of Fish” is a moving and inspirational film about one man’s lifelong quest to restore once mighty salmon runs to Washington’s  Elwah River.  It resulted in the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history.  It’s an amazing tale … Continue reading

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On Top of Old Smoky

Land O’Sky TU is currently working with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park fisheries team to reintroduce native Brook Trout in the the Cataloochee Creek drainage.  Pictured above are Ed Heeg, Jay Hawthorne and Ron Bradford,  three of our hard … Continue reading

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Congratulations Rivercourse 2017!

              Once again TU volunteers from throughout North Carolina gathered to host Rivercourse 2017.  This one-week conservation and fly fishing camp for 13-15 year-olds continues to be an immensely popular and important link in … Continue reading

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A Great (Smoky Mountain) Volunteer Opportunity

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is continuing their years-long effort to restore native Brook Trout to their natural habitat within the park’s many miles of trout streams.   You can help this effort continue by volunteering this summer with … Continue reading

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Big Creek Lodge Property added to Pisgah National Forest

After years of effort, 78 acres of the “Big Creek Lodge Property” have now been incorporated into the Pisgah National Forest.  This property was once envisioned for commercial development.  It is located just upstream of the North Mills River Recreation … Continue reading

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Reconnect…You Bet!

Protect, Reconnect and Restore are the cornerstone principles of TU’s conservation strategy.  We at LOSTU do all three, but lately there has been considerable emphasis on reconnecting native Brook Trout habitat in our region.  This is usually done through the … Continue reading

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Good Karma!

“Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself” is a long standing TU philosophy.   This photo is evidence of the validity of that approach.  Above is one of Saturday’s hard-working clean-up crew (with your … Continue reading

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Spring Break Stocking

It’s great when a stocking day coincides with a school break.  We always get some young helpers whose energy and excitement makes the morning just a little bit brighter.  Last Friday we were joined by these hard workers who pitched … Continue reading

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Keeping Things in Line..or Keeping Line in Things

        We had a great turnout for our “workday” on the North Mills this morning.  The crew installed two receptacles for anglers to place scrap line and tippet in.  One went in near the handicapped fishing access and … Continue reading

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