Welcome to the George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GGTU) website. Named after legendary fly-fisherman, fly tier, and conservationist George Grant, our chapter is your leading fisheries and public access conservation group in Southwest Montana. GGTU’s mission statement is simple: “To conserve, protect, and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in Southwest Montana.”
This website is intended to be a user-friendly resource for GGTU members, as well as conservation-minded anglers across the state and southwest Montana. We will post updates on GGTU outreach events, projects, activities, and important issues regarding fisheries and public access.
We hope you will use this site as your fisheries resource, and we invite you to visit us often. We also appreciate your feedback, so please contact us if you have any comments or requests for our site.
The mission of the George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited is to preserve, protect and restore the wild trout fisheries of southwest Montana. We are proud to call the Big Hole River, Beaverhead River, Jefferson River and the upper Clark Fork River, along with Georgetown Lake, our home waters. Headquartered in Butte, Montana, we pride ourselves on being a conservation organization representing the interests of anglers. We work closely with local Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries’ Biologists to improve fisheries throughout our area, and to look for project opportunities.
In the model of George Grant, our patriarch, we pride ourselves on taking on tough, sometimes controversial issues that are in the interests of trout and our members. Our chapter has taken leadership roles on many of Montana’s most important laws including: the Montana Stream Access Law, the Montana Streambed Preservation Act and laws managing recreation conflicts. While our chapter is not eager to file lawsuits, we have been involved in litigation to protect Montana’s coldwater fisheries and the interests of our members. However, we prefer to work collaboratively, and frequently do with organizations such as the Big Hole Watershed Committee and the Jefferson River Watershed Committee.