About Us

Our Mission
Minnesota Trout Unlimited represents several thousand members and seven chapters in Minnesota. Its mission is to conserve, protect, restore, and sustain Minnesota’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds. MNTU believes that a strong community of anglers, conservation organizations and businesses working together and engaging with the resource is key to maintaining the waters we care about. Together MNTU has restored over 60 miles of trout streams. Aside from habitat work, MNTU believes strongly in engaging the community through youth programs. Chapters in MN have been engaged with Trout in the Classroom for over ten years, sponsor T.U.N.E Camp and also hold youth casting and tying courses regularly.
Six Chapters

The Minnesota Council of Trout Unlimited is comprised of six local chapters. The chapters focus their conservation efforts primarily on their particular geographic region and surrounding lakes and rivers, but work with each other and the Council to achieve our mission across Minnesota and the region.


Established in 1984

The Minnesota Council (aka “State Council”) is led by representatives from each chapter, as well as at-large representatives, who together govern Minnesota TU. The Council serves the chapters and membership, helping especially on resource issues of statewide importance and educating state and federal policy makers, agencies and the public about issues affecting watershed health and cold water fisheries. In furtherance of its long range strategic plan, in 2009 the Minnesota Council incorporated itself and hired its first executive director. The Minnesota Council meets quarterly at different locations around the state.

National TU

Trout Unlimited is America’s leading trout and salmon conservation organization. Trout Unlimited has close to 150,000 members and 400 volunteer-based chapters spread across the United States and Canada.

Trout Unlimited is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and a grass-roots board called the National Leadership Council. The NLC is comprised of a representative from each state, including Minnesota. Trout Unlimited’s national headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia, with national staff located around the country.