Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
Locally, in our southwestern corner of Vermont, we aim to do that at a grassroots level by organizing a community to get together and discuss the issues affecting our local fish habitats. We educate ourselves and the general public about trout conservation and act as a corps of volunteers when it comes to cleaning up our rivers and streams. We enjoy the dirty work of rolling up our sleeves, donning waders, and working with other groups for the betterment of our precious home waters.
Last but not least, we provide a welcoming social outlet for anyone who wants to talk trout and angling or get out on the water.
Our Strategic Plan
We publicly post our plans and goals so anyone can understand and participate in our efforts to conserve Bennington County’s trout population.
Our chapter is managed by a board of directors that is 100% volunteers — local men and women who devote their time and energy without compensation to ensure that trout are protected in our area.
Our Environmental Policy
The TU Southwestern Vermont Chapter acts in accordance with the environmental policies set by the Vermont State Council of TU and TU national headquarters. We publicly post information on TU Southwestern Vermont’s activities and positions on legislation to protect trout habitats and conserve freshwater fisheries.