Arizona’s Conservation Resources

Trout Unlimited’s Conservation Approach

Trout Unlimited believes that conservation should be a true partnership between landowners, agencies, municipalities, and all stakeholders. We work to protect critical habitat, to reconnect degraded waterways, and restore populations to coldwater fisheries. The National Conservation Agenda is set by the National Leadership Council of Trout Unlimited, a body of representatives from the grassroots and volunteer leaders. Through sound science, we inform our priorities with critical data on the health of these fisheries.

The Arizona Council of Trout Unlimited

Zane Grey Trout Unlimited

Phoenix and surrounding area

Consult the Zane Grey Trout Unlimited website for a meeting schedule, calendar of events, and information about all active projects.

Established in 1978, ZGTU was named in honor of Zane Grey, the renowned author who resided in Arizona during part of his life. Grey wrote prolifically on the variety of fishing and the outdoors he enjoyed.

Currrent Projects include an effort in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department to improve riparian habitat on Canyon Creek . This effort includes new “catch and release” signs to help protect the wild brown trout fishery.

Grand Canyon Trout Unlimited

Flagstaff

The Grand Canyon Chapter #190 of Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization established to protect, enhance and restore cold water fishing in Arizona. The chapter is currently working to establish new programs and is looking for current TU members or those looking to become TU members to provide assistance. To contact us with any questions please email us at info@gctu.org..

Old Pueblo Trout Unlimited

Tucson

“Friends of the Apache Trout”

The Old Pueblo Trout Unlimited (OPTU) chapter in Tucson is a thriving group with activities centering around conservation and restoration efforts to preserve and protect the Apache and Gila trout.

Gila Trout Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Payson and surrounding area

The Gila Trout Chapter of Trout Unlimited is located in the town of Payson, Arizona, at an elevation of 5000 feet, close to numerous trout streams. The chapter is fully supportive of efforts to maintain healthy populations of native fish species, with a particular interest in preserving, conserving, restoring and enhancing cold water fisheries in the Payson, Arizona area.

The Gila Chapter of Trout Unlimited retains a close working relationship with the Payson Flycasters Club. Information about this organization is at www.paysonflycasters.org.

Consult the websites for current projects, meeting schedules and calendar of events.