Priority Waters: Our strongest opportunities.

To focus and expand our efforts on the most important habitat, we recently completed a comprehensive, state-by-state assessment to identify TU’s Priority Waters. These are the places of greatest opportunity, where we have the strongest potential to protect, reconnect, and restore vital fisheries.

We are most successful when we pull together as staff, volunteers, and partners to focus our resources on shared priority areas—and stick with the work long enough to achieve an ambitious conservation vision. Together we are creating a truly strategic portfolio of places where TU is working toward positive change at a meaningful scale.



Acres of watershed landscapes
Miles of rivers and streams


Miles of rivers and streams
Acres of habitat


Miles of rivers and streams

Sustaining this work in our communities

Trout Unlimited’s 400+ chapters and councils connected our communities to: 

  • 566,056 volunteer hours valued at $18,000,596 invested in projects
  • 3,058 conservation or science/monitoring projects involving 16,536 volunteers
  • 3,124 youth activities that engaged 92,990 young people
  • 93 events designed for under-represented communities that reached 2,388 people
  • 4,328 community engagement activities reached 87,451 attendees
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