Concord, New Hampshire
The Basil Woods, Jr. chapter of Trout Unlimited is committed to the preservation, conservation, and protection of North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. We invite you to explore our website and participate in making Trout Unlimited's mission an everyday reality.
We all love to fish - but we also know that good fishing requires viable ecosystems that support coldwater fisheries. We know that there are lots of things individuals and groups like Trout Unlimited can do to make it possible to wet a line, make a perfect (or not so perfect) cast, and maybe come face-to-face with a beautiful native brookie (see below), a rambunctious rainbow, or a secretive brown trout.
We raise funds, awareness, and hopefully a conservation spirit that we pass on to new generations of outdoor-loving young people.
2012 Major Donations
Society for the Protection of NH Forests - Special Program - $500
5 Telemetery Fish Tags - part of a brook trout study in Northern NH - $1,125
Hope on the Rise - Fly Fishing for Breast Cancer survivors - $1,000
NH Wildlife Heritage Fund - $1,000
NH Kids' Trout Camp - $425
Piscataquog Watershed Eastern Brook Trout Project - $5,000
2011 Major Donations
Chillers for Trout in the Classroom - $1,410
Barry Conservation Camp - $2,690
Chiller for Trout in the Classroom - $705
Piscataquog Watershed Eastern Brook Trout Project - $2,800
TU Kids' Trout Camp - $1,025
Donations prior to 2011
Aerial stocking program of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation - $1,000
In 2010 we donated $5,000 to the Upper Merrimack Oxbow Project to ensure its success. This 294 acre parcel of land - with over two miles of frontage on the Merrimack River in Canterbury - will see the protection of rich riparian and upland habitat IF fundraising goals are met. Read about this great opportunity at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests' webpage - and consider making an individual donation yourself! You can do it at the Forest Society's webpage: www.spnhf.org/howyoucanhelp/special-projects.asp
We've contributed to the $2.8 million Connecticut River Forest Project that has protected 2,100 acres and more than six miles of river frontage shared by Clarksville and Pittsburg, New Hampshire.
Trout in the Classroom projects have benefited from Basil Woods Chapter funded chillers. We've raised money for the Anadramous Fish Truck operated by NH Fish and Game, and support watershed studies and the restoration of Nash Stream.
Hope on the Rise and Casting for Recovery are other programs the chapter believes strongly in - and we've donated a few thousand dollars in cash and hundreds of member-tied flies.
Youth Fishing Day and NH TU's Youth Trout Camp have the chapter's enthusiastic financial and volunteer support.
Members donate hundreds of hours each year to our many projects including fly tying demonstrations, assisting stream restoration projects, stocking trout or salmon fry, working on our fun annual banquet, tapping out newsletters late into the evening, managing chapter activities, pulling together speakers and member meetings, and doing other very important (but non-fishing) activities. We know all our chapter members do is for a worthy cause and our love of cold water fisheries.