Minnesota Trout Unlimited represents several thousand members and five chapters in Minnesota. Its mission is to conserve, protect, restore, and sustain Minnesota’s coldwater 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 and improving the waters we care about. Together MNTU has restored habitat in over 75 miles of trout streams and 6 trout lakes. MNTU also engages the next generation of conservationists through youth programs, including Trout in the Classroom programs in several chapters (some for over ten years), T.U.N.E Camp sponsorship, and regular youth casting clinics. MNTU is a responsible manager of grant funding and is proud that administrative costs average less than 5% of grant funding. On completed grants, only 4.2% of funding was utilized for TU administrative costs.

Five 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 1959

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 coldwater fisheries.  In furtherance of its long range strategic plan, in 2009 the Minnesota Council incorporated itself and hired its first executive director. View our most recent tax filing here. 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.