When you bring water from across the state and serve it to more than a million people in the Denver metro area, you’re bound to hear some differing opinions on how you operate. While the issues are endless, one, in particular, seems to be at the heart of the most passionate debates: the nexus of... [ READ MORE... ]
What do you get when you combine the "sausage-making" background of a D.C. policy wonk and a passion for chasing wild and native fish on the fly?
You get a six-month travelogue from an inspired young angler who likely has more understanding of how intact habitat translates into angling opportunity... [ READ MORE... ]
By Aaron Kindle
I am often asked why I choose to spend so much time out in wild country? The question always strikes me as odd. I usually respond with “why not”? I simply can’t imagine a life without wide-open spaces, clear streams and wild critters. It would be a life I wouldn’t want to live.
Most... [ READ MORE... ]
Randy Melton, a hunting and fishing guide with Avalanche Outfitters highlights the Thompson Divide's importance to sportsmen and to his business.
"As a sportsman you've got an even deeper connection to the land. (You feel that) when you're up in the Thompson Divide in the fall when the elk are... [ READ MORE... ]
Thompson Divide Vignette - Kara Armano from Our Sporting Heritage on Vimeo.
Located west of Carbondale, Colo., the Thompson Divide is one of the most pristine places in the West and is currently under threat from energy development. It harbors some of the best elk hunting in the state, a dozen... [ READ MORE... ]
Located west of Carbondale, Colo., the Thompson Divide is one of the most pristine places in the West and is currently under threat from energy development. It harbors some of the best elk hunting in the state, a dozen populations of cutthroat trout, and source waters for numerous renowned... [ READ MORE... ]
There is innate wonder in a boy, in any boy. We look at a mountain and wonder if it can be conquered. We see an old oak tree and wonder how high we can climb. For whatever reason, boys just need to be the masters of their environment, to be victorious over challenges.
As we... [ READ MORE... ]
If you're an avid fly fisher... a wannabe fish bum... and you haven't seen the suite of Costa films yet, here's your chance.
Through July, Costa and its sponsor Budweiser are taking the renowned films "GeoFish" and "Jungle Fish," as well as it's series, "The Take," on the road to craft breweries... [ READ MORE... ]
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine wild backcountry loaded with wild critters.
Fortunately, many such backcountry haunts are protected through Wilderness and Monument designations. Many also remain silently unprotected yet provide a home to a myriad of fish and wildlife and recreation... [ READ MORE... ]