Protect Restore Preserve

For All of Us and Future Generations

Clear Waters Trout Unlimited believes in an inclusive, collaborative approach to coldwater conservation that integrates the needs and expertise of all stakeholders. We actively seek to build durable partnerships to leverage resources and ensure our projects and initiatives are multi-benefit.







Clear Waters Current Membership

2021 – 2022 Fundraising Goal

Stream Girls 2 More Volunteers for Fly Casting 4/19/21 6:30 PM and 5 more Volunteers for Fly Tying 5/13/21 6:30 pm! 

 Contact us at

jim erickson

Volunteers & Contributors

Devils Creek Rusk County & Wilson Creek Dunn County Stream Restoration

Our Partners


Driftless Area Restoration Effort
Since it was conceived in 2004, TUDARE has worked to ramp up restoration work across the unglaciated, or “Driftless” area of the upper Mississippi River Basin.

This 24,000-square-mile area lies in southeastern Minnesota, northeast Iowa, northwest Illinois and western and southwestern Wisconsin. It offers over 6,000 miles of cold spring creeks in 600 watersheds, one of the largest assemblages anywhere.

TUDARE has developed manuals for best management practices for non-game species and cooperated with prairie restoration and other wildlife groups.

Wisconsin Wetland Association

We are dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy. We are a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.

We envision a state where wetlands are healthy and plentiful and support ecological and societal needs, and where citizens care for, appreciate, and interact with these natural resources. 

Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin boasts over 13,000 miles of trout streams with over 5,000 classified as high quality, class I trout streams.

 Stream habitat development today is a widely used approach to rehabilitate or restore degraded streams to improve trout fisheries. Increases in trout abundance …


The Natural Resources Conservation Service is the federal agency that works with landowners on private lands to conserve natural resources. NRCS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  We were formerly called the Soil Conservation Service or “SCS”. 

What We Do

Nearly three-fourths of the technical assistance provided by the agency goes to helping farmers and ranchers develop conservation systems uniquely suited to their land and individual ways of doing business. The agency also provides assistance to other private landowners and rural and urban communities to reduce erosion, conserve and protect water, and solve other resource problems.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

One of the most important steps in a stream restoration project is the determination of project goals and objectives. Goals are general and are highly dependent upon context, while objectives are measurable and in support of the stated goals. Once established, goals need to be clarified through objectives that describe how the goals will be attained.

Happening Now

Clear Water 2017-18 Projects

Clear Water TU Chapter Updates Many members are unaware of the supported activities that WCWTU provides with their chapter donations and volunteer hours. Our chapter goal is not just creating the best trout fishing, but also working with various...

2020 Hay Creek Chippewa County Restoration 

Two Tips a Tie and a Tune

Trout Talk

Instantly Double Your Impact

Wisconsin Clear Waters Corporate Sponsors and Grants Will Match Every $1 Donated wetland and stream Restoration in 2021-2022!







Our Top Priorities


Members Survey

Can you spare a couple of minutes and take a Clear Waters TU survey? This will help us to create or improve programs that benefit you and our members.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Chainsaws, Big Bond Fire, and Box Elder Demolition Derby – Or Participate in a day of removing evasive trees on a local trout stream.
  • Fly Tying Challenger – Mentor Trout Unlimited Stream Girls Patches or Boy Scouts Fly Fishing Merit Badge.
  • Advocacy – We are not going to solve Global Warming, but we can protect, preserve, and restore local cold water and habitat
  • Social Media Skills – Drop fly rod and text, email, or even Call!!

Upcomming Events


Feb 7 Pm

February Virtual Chapter Meeting

Eau Claire Anglers – Josh Smeltzer

Follow this link for a list of materials



Wetlands Science Conference

The 2021 Wetland Science Conference is going virtual! Wisconsin Wetlands Association has decided to suspend this year’s in-person event in favor of a fully virtual experience as a result of uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While we may not be seeing you in person, we are committed to creating a valuable and engaging educational and networking experience. Join us online February 16-19, 2021! More Details



STREAM Girls is Trout Unlimited’s watershed STEM program for girls that builds confidence and breaks down barriers in science and the outdoors.

Zoom Presentation by Tara Granke
Trout Unlimited – Headwaters Youth Program Coordinator

Learn More About Stream Girls 



Red Cedar Watershed Conference

Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important?

Event Highlights:

  • Farm, city and waterfront success stories — profitable land management for clean water
  • Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers — runoff pollution
  • A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event

The registration fee is $20/person.

The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.

- John Gierach

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