South Park, Colorado: Call before you drill
by Randy Scholfield
Great news for sportsmen who love to fish and hunt in Colorado: The BLM has announced new rules for managing oil and gas leasing in Colorado that should help preserve the health of millions of acres of pristine hunting and fishing... [ READ MORE... ]
By Cary Denison
After a little more than two years of working for Trout Unlimited, I did not expect my slap in the face, “oh yeah that’s why I do what I do” moment to come while waiting for copies at my local copy shop in Montrose, Colorado. If it had happened while watching my son hook a trout... [ READ MORE... ]
This trout was taken on a pegged egg March 16, 2014 in difficult 770 cfs water and of course released to get on with spawning further upstream.
By Randy Scholfield
Sometimes, you get a victory that brings home what it is we’re doing at TU, and that broadens your sense of what’s possible.
The Fraser River in Colorado just got a new lease on life—and all of you who are part of Team TU made it happen.
This is one to celebrate.
It took a... [ READ MORE... ]
Stop The Pebble Mine
A Conversation Occurring in 2034
My son and I sit in the Tenkara Man Cave chatting one evening as we tie up a bunch of Sakasa Kebari for an upcoming trip on a local river in Colorado. At one point I notice that my son is staring at my sticker board hanging from the... [ READ MORE... ]
In 2013 Colorado suffered some of the most devastating flooding in recent memory. The financial damages coming in at an estimated $2 billion are astounding. But the damages don’t just stop at the financial level either. Lives and livelihoods were lost because of the extremely high waters that... [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Veterans Service Partnership, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Colorado TU, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, TU Women's Discussion, Southeast Alaska, Climate Change, Outdoor Communicators
Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited, delivers the annual State of TU presentation to members during September's annual meeting in Madison, Wisc.
Denver Water is taking more than 60 percent of the annual flows of the Fraser River--and the low flows are threatening prized fish and wildlife habitat on this tributary of the Upper Colorado. Our Homeless Trout is still looking for water in all the wrong places--go to www.defendthecolorado.org and... [ READ MORE... ]
A Colorado River Cutthroat Trout: restoring a native trout stronghold
By Randy Scholfield
One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. –Aldo Leopold
You need a pretty tough hide to... [ READ MORE... ]
Environmental Apocalypse! The Failure Of Our Federal Government
Note: Normally, as the Head Blogger of TenkaraGrasshopper.com, I try and stay as apolitical as humanly possible with all my posts. But now that the asshats who are doing their best to destroy our country from the top down, have... [ READ MORE... ]