Gerald Volgenau wrote a wonderful profile of Rusty Gates, defender of the AuSable river system and 2008 winner of the FFF Conservation award. It is published on The topics in the interview/article run all over the place but touch on the formation and early days of the Anglers of the AuSable and the import work that the Anglers have done, under Rusty’s leadership, in protecting the AuSable watershed for future generations. Check it out.