Montana TU is a state council of Trout Unlimited (TU) that represents 3,400 TU members and 12 chapters of TU in Montana. The state council's mission, to conserve, protect, and restore Montana's coldwater fisheries and their wathersheds, mirrors that of the national organization. Montana TU was formed in the mid-1960s, and has been a leading conservation presence in Montana pursuing instream flow protection, water quality preservation and habitat restoration. Montana TU has played a role in important state conservation debates, including the state's ban on cyanide heap-leach mining, the fight against a state property-takings initiative, and efforts to protect the Yellowstone and Bitterroot rivers from bank stabilization projects sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Montana Council of Trout Unlimited was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2007 to 2010.
Yellowstone Cutthroat trout on the Yellowstone River. Photo courtesy of Robin Poole, courtesy of Montana Trout Unlimited.
Fly fishing the Upper Gallatin River. Photo courtesy of Anne Sherwood.
Blackfoot River, Montana. Photo courtesy of Stan Bradshaw.
$25,000 - To protect and enhance the watershed health and aquatic communities of Montana's coldwater habitats. Place-based conservation
$10,000 - To conserve, protect and restore Montana's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Grassroots fund