The Project & Conservation Program:
Total Money Awarded To 46 Projects Since 2010 = $265,732.08

Below Is A Summary Of The Grants Awarded To Date:

For 2017 Grants Have Been Awarded To The Following Projects:

Truckee Trout Unlimited - Truckee River Fish Habitat Enhancement = $17,421.00

Sierra Nevada Journeys - Watershed Education Initiative = $5,000
NDOW - Illipah Creek Restoration Survey = $3,500.00
Great Basin Outdoor School Program - Wet & Wild Camp = $3,000.00
Alpine Watershed Group - Carson River Restoration = $7,000.00
KTMB & Nevada Land Trust - One Truckee River Forum = $2,000.00
River Wranglers - The Fin Bin Wagon = $2,232.00
Total Awards For 2017 = $40,244.00

For 2016 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects:

The Nature Conservancy - Independence Lake LCT Restoration = $15,000

Sierra Nevada Journeys - Watershed Education Initiative = $5,000
Truckee Trout Unlimited - Little Truckee River Telemetry Study = $10,000.00
The Discovery Museum - Reno - LCT Camp = $3,000.00
TMCC - Analysis of Bacteriophages in Mason Valley Fish Hatchery = $3,000.00
Total Awards For 2016 = $36,000.00

In 2015 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects:
Truckee/Tahoe - Trout Unlimited - Little Truckee River Restoration = $15,000.00
Sierra Nevada Journeys - Watershed Education Initiative = $4,500
The Discovery Museum - Reno - Underwater Nevada Display = $5,000.00
Alpine Watershed Group - Carson River Restoration = $5,000.00
The Nature Conservancy - Truckee River Restortaion = $10,000
TMCC - Analysis of Bacteriophages in the Sierras = $5,000.00
Total Awards For 2015 = $44,500.00

In 2014 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects
Truckee/Tahoe - Trout Unlimited -Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration = $3,000.00
The Nature Conservancy - Brook Trout Removal at Independence Lake = $15,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys - Watershed Education Initiative = $3,640
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships - Trout in the Classroom = $1,105.00
The Discovery Museum - Trout in the Discovery = $4,350.00
Reno - Trout Unlimited - Nevada RANCHER Forum = $5,000.00
UNR - American Fisheries Society - Analysis of New Zealand Mud snails in the Truckee River = $2,100.00
Total Awards For 2014 = $34,195.00

In 2013 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects
Sagebrush TU & NDOW - McDermitt Watershed Fire Rehabilitation Project = $12,300.00
Truckee-Tahoe Trout Unlimited - Little Truckee River Fish Habitat Improvement Project = $10,000.00
UNR Marine Ecosystems Analysis Laboratory - Could Meiofauna be food for higher trophic levels in Lake Tahoe = $7,500
Truckee-Tahoe Trout Unlimited - Fishing Youth Camp = $2,000.00
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center - Trout In The Classroom = $1,600.00
Ryan Brock - NFSP fishing in schools curriculum kit = $1,290.00
Total Awards For 2013 = $35, 390.00

In 2012 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects
Zeb Hogan, UNR - Summit Lake LCT Population Assessment Survey = $5,175.00
Peter Fairley, Galena High School - Trout In The Classroom = $700.00
Jenny Hatch, Cal Trout - Restoring the Carson River Watershed - Phase II = $8,500
Dave Lass, TU - Fishing Youth Camp = $1250.00
Sudeep Chandra, UNR =Status Assessment Of Nevada Fisheries = $5,400.00
Total Awards For 2012 = $21,025.00

In 2011 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects
NDOW - Lahontan cutthroat trout in Catnip Reservoir & Catnip Creek = $6,728.75
The Nature Conservancy - Independence Lake, Spillway Barrier = $10,000
Cal Trout - Instream Flows for Life: Restoring the Carson River Watershed = $8,000
Truckee Chapter of Trout Unlimited - Little Truckee River Fish Habitat Improvement Project= $5,000
Walker Lake Education Day = $500
Total Awards For 2011 = $30,228.75

 

In 2010 Grants Were Awarded To The Following Projects:
NDOW - Lahonton Cutthroat Trout PIT. Tags = $1,100.00 (a PDF)
NDOW - Pilot Peak LCT Research Project = $4,049.33
The Nature Conservancy - High Sierra Workshop = $4,000
The Nature Conservancy - Independence Lake, Lahonton Cutthroat Project = $10,000
Feather River Chapter of Trout Unlimited - Cold Stream Survey = $5,000
Click Here To See The Final Report (A Large PDF of 25 Mb)
Total Awards For 2010 = $24,149.33

This Program is supported by private donations from local citizens that share a common purpose of preserving Northern Nevada fisheries. We are very fortunate that in 2006 Kroening family provided a generous charitable gift to the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited to start this program & promote the principles of Trout Unlimited in the State of Nevada.


From left to right:
Dr Ernie Mack, Dr Richard Kroening, Beverly Kroening and Robert Milholland (Sitka, Alaska). 

Brief Biography of Dr. Kroening.
Dr Kroening, M.D., Ph.D., was a Professor and Fellowship Director at the UCLA Pain Management Program and an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. After leaving Los Angeles, he had a practice in Reno where he specialized in pain management for cancers and head & neck traumas. He possessed an avid love for the outdoors & for the conservation of our natural resources. He was a life long member of Trout Unlimited.

If you would like a Sagebrush Chapter representative to make a presentation to your organization about Trout Unlimited initiatives and the Sagebrush Chapter Conservation Grant Program, please contact the Sagebrush Chapter Conservation Grant Program Ambassador at:epburke@nvbell.net.