Paul H. Young Chapter – Trout Unlimited – Metro Detroit
Po Box 214869
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-4869
Named after Paul H. Young, a cane rod builder and fly-fishing pioneer from Detroit, the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a non-profit grassroots organization in metro Detroit whose mission is To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds starting with our deeply rooted ties here in Michigan.
Founded on the banks of the Au Sable River in 1959, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. This team ensures that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
In Michigan, many of our natural resources have been damaged by sand erosion, hydroelectric dams, Antrim oil development, and urban expansion. Consequently, a legion of the 1100 members of the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited have dedicated countless hours of work on stream projects, funding and education programs to help sustain the fragile ecological balance upon which the health of fish depend.
If the present rate of damage to our environment continues, future generations may never know the thrill it is to fish for wild trout and salmon. The originators of Trout Unlimited knew that what is good for trout is ultimately good for man, and that cold, clean running water is the lifeblood of our planet. Come join the Paul H. Young chapter of Trout Unlimited and help us to “Cast it Forward”.