Conservation Projects

June 4 Volunteer Project

The Ted Trueblood Chapter has signed an agreement with the City of Boise thru their Adopt-A-Habitat program. We are sponsoring 13.5 acres of river front riparian ground located between Mary Anne Williams Park and the Boise River in east Boise. 

We will have three to four volunteer projects per year at this site. It’s in Boise so you will have easy access to the projects and a city park restroom. Parking is beside the Greenbelt so if you choose to you can take a walk before or after the volunteer project. We encourage you to bring your kids to join us for these conservation projects.

Our first project is on June 4th starting at 9 am running to about noon.

We will be removing noxious weeds including Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) and Spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe),  wrapping (or rewrapping) cottonwoods for beaver protection and potentially closing some unnecessary social trails. 

We also will clean up trash as we work to remove the noxious weeds. 

The city will provide needed tools and materials. Just dress appropriately for the weather, grab some gloves, sunblock, a bottle of water and join us for our first project at our sponsored site along the Boise River.

To volunteer email Richard Jones at

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you on June 4th!


May 11 Trueblood Chapter Meeting

TU Member Online Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Rick Williams: “Salmon of the Pacific Northwest”

Live on Youtube !Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:00 p.m. (MDT)

Wednesday, May 11th, join the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited as we welcome Rick Williams to discuss Salmon of the Pacific Northwest.

 Rick’s presentation will focus on the more than century-long decline of salmon in the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River, the general failure of management to reverse the decline, and many reasons for that failure.  The roles and impacts of hydrosystem development and over-reliance on hatchery production will be discussed.  Lessons learned will be noted and a new vision and roadmap for salmon restorationdescribed.

RICHARD N. WILLIAMS, PhD Fisheries – Conservation – Genetics
Rick Williams is a fisheries ecologist and Research Associate in the Department of Biology at The College of Idaho. His research and consulting focuses on conservation of native steelhead, redband, and cutthroat trout in western North America. Rick has been active in Columbia River salmon recovery issues since 1987, and in 2006, published a book on Pacific salmon recovery (Return to the River) that describes the century-long decline of Columbia River salmon and steelhead and proposes a new approach to their restoration. Rick continues to be active in writing and public speaking on Snake River and Columbia River salmon and steelhead recovery.

Rick is also a Life Member of Trout Unlimited (TU), the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and Fly Fishers International (FFI). Rick serves as the Senior Conservation Advisor for FFI and is a Certified Master Instructor and Two-Hand Master Instructor. Rick is also an owner of Idaho Angler ( a specialty fly fishing shop in Boise, Idaho. 
 This event will be broadcast for FREE on Facebook and on the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited’sYouTube page. 

Please share with anglers and community members who love Idaho salmon and steelhead !

Meetings/Events Trout Camp Trout in the Classroom Woolly Buggers Youth

Idaho Gives May 2-5

Help support the youth programs of the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TTTU) by donating through Idaho Gives from NOWuntil Thursday, May 5 !

TTTU is participating again in Idaho Gives to help raise money for our youth programs, including Trout in the Classroom and the Woolly Buggers kids fishing club. These incredible programs teach kids about our natural environment, fish, and conservation while getting them out to enjoy nature and fly fishing.  We need your help to continue these programs and bring the amazing experience of nature to even more kids.

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Trout in the Classroom collage. One of our youth programs supported with donations through Idaho Gives.