About Trout Unlimited Hawaii

Waikahe Olu Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter, the parent organization of Waikahe ‘Olu Trout Unlimited, has more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. We have a dedicated grassroots army that is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

The organization remains committed to applying "the very best information and thinking available" in its conservation work and has developed cutting-edge tools such as the Conservation Success Index (CSI), a sophisticated framework for assessing the health of coldwater fish species throughout their native range. Whether this range encompasses a few hundred miles or multiple states, the CSI helps the organization target its efforts toward those populations in most need of protection or restoration.

About CSI

About CSI

The CSI also enables Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter to measure its progress in achieving the bold goals laid out in its mission and vision. These goals require the organization to work at increasingly larger scales and to collaborate with other conservation interests, local communities, and state and federal partners to begin to rebuild the natural resiliency of watersheds. Such efforts are crucial if North America's trout and salmon are to survive climate change and the host of threats facing them at the start of the 21st century.

Nearly 50 years after its founding, no other conservation organization is as well placed as Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter to make a difference for the nation's coldwater fisheries.

We at Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter have an ambitious conservation agenda.

Our Mission

To conserve, protect, and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Our Vision

By the next generation, Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter will ensure that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fishes once again thrive within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

Who We Are

Founded in Michigan in 1959, Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter is a national non-profit organization with 150,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Our staff and volunteers work from coast to coast to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout and salmon habitat on behalf of today’s anglers and coming generations of sportsmen and women who value the connection between healthy, intact habitat, and angling opportunity.

From forested rivers like the Farmington in Connecticut to the pristine waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay and all points in between, Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter’s work spans nearly a million miles of cold water all across North America. Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter is the most effective coldwater fisheries conservation organization in the country. Donors invest in Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter because we get things done on the ground, in statehouses, and on Capitol Hill.

Our Strategy

Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter has a basic approach to our conservation strategy.
First, we use the best available science to protect headwater spawning habitat for trout and salmon. We reconnect tributaries with their rivers to ensure resilience, and we restore waters where development has impacted trout and salmon and the opportunity to fish for them.
Second, we use various methods to sustain our work on the ground.

  • We use the best science to drive conservation priorities.
  • We promote and maintain a strong legal and regulatory framework to protect fish and fishing opportunity.
  • We connect with passionate anglers who want to give back to the resource they value so much.
  • We conduct various training sessions to educate and build an active community of angler advocates.
  • We connect with generous donors and helping them give to the fish they cherish and the places they love.
  • We help members to connect and communicate with one another via our website, TROUT Magazine, and the Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter Blog.

From the Penobscot in Maine to the South Fork of the Snake in Idaho, and west to the Klamath in Oregon and California, Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter and its staff and volunteers work on the ground in hundreds of places, protecting, reconnecting, and restoring trout and salmon habitat for the benefit of today’s anglers and generations to come.

Are you interested in becoming a part of Trout Unlimited Hawaii Chapter and giving back to the fishes, and the places you value?

Help us save the world, one trout at a time.