TGF stands out among conservation organizations in its activism on conservation issues and for nearly 60 years has been a sought-after advisor and partner for local and national conservation organizations on environmental issues and action, alerting both the general public and the angling community to critical new environmental issues.



The Bert Darrow fund for Legal Defense supports parties to litigation whose positions align with TGF’s conservation mission. TGF is also committed to seeking opportunities to become involved in legal actions on behalf of our members where our stake as sportsmen and sportswomen in a healthy, productive cold-water fishery is threatened.

TGF supports the education of future conservation activists. Founders Fund Scholarships for postgraduate studies in environmental law and environmental sciences launch promising students on careers in positions to effect real change. And TGF awards scholarships to promising high school seniors from the Catskills who will be entering these fields.