Trout Unlimited

Madmen Chapter
 
Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Ohio's Coldwater Fisheries and Their Watersheds
Projects

Monitoring

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

An Overview of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Stream Restoration

River Clean Up

Go Fishing

Headwaters Youth Programs

Trout In the Classroom

TU Teens - Gallipolis

Adopt-A-Bridge/StreamWatch

Mac-O-Chee Creek

Besides the in-stream/riparian habitat improvement activities coordinated by the Madmen Chapter of TU, ODNR Div. of Wildlife is sponsoring a stream restoration project for a portion of MacOChee Creek on property owned by Piatt Castles. That project was scheduled to begin during the spring of 2007.

Mac-O-Chee: Perspectives on Stream Restoration from WildOhio on Vimeo.

Ohio Brook Trout

The Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio EPA, and Geauga Park District's Department of Natural Resource Management is currently involved in a brook trout research effort that's goal is to develop a regional (Ohio) Habitat Suitability Index (HSI). HSI's are basically an assortment of criteria related to a species and its habitat requirements that allow fisheries biologists to better predict the probability of success or failure of that species in a given habitat.  To date, physical and chemical data on 16 brook trout streams have been collected and are now being analyzed for indicators of successful Ohio brook trout streams.

There is also an initiative to develop a new brook trout exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo at the Wolf Cabin area.  Funding for this project is not yet fully secured, but a large portion is funded through conservation organizations and county park systems in Northeast Ohio.

Roadmap to Restoration
Ohio Brooktrout Report
Hydraulic Fracturing Potential Impacts
Ohio Wild Brook Trout Range
Native Ohio Brook Trout thriving - video

Ohio Steelhead Fisheries

Read up on the Trout Unlimited 10 Special Places program. One of those is our own Lake Erie Watershed. See what is being done to help protect these important resources. Be sure to checkout the video on the site featuring Jerry Darkes.

Lake Erie Watershed


Madmen Chapter Accomplishment Reports:

2015 Accomplishments Report

2014 Accomplishments Report

2013 Accomplishments Report

2013 Activity Plan Details

2012 Accomplishments Report

2012 Activity Plan Details

2011 Activity Plan Report

2010 Accomplishments Report

2010 Activity Plan Details

2009 Accomplishments Report


Madmen Annual Meeting Information:

Annual Meeting 2015


We are always looking for new members. If you interested, you can find additional information and sign up on the
Trout Unlimited website. Be sure to use chapter #477 - Madmen when you join.

Teen/Youth - Read about the TU Teen membership levels. If you're interested, youth can join or renew at special price levels.
There's even a level for kids 12 and under to join or renew.