The morning light in the window is soft and bright. The old Labrador takes her time getting up out of bed. It’s cold in the room and I’m lamenting the fact that I didn’t turn the heat on last night.
These are signs of a spring in the Rockies. No need to check the forecast. No need to check the... [ READ MORE... ]
Sen. Bennet (center) tours Hermosa Creek area with bill supporters.
By Ty Churchwell
Sportsmen and women from the southwest corner of Colorado continue to be hopeful the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act will soon receive markups in the subcommittees of Congress. In the meantime, Trout... [ READ MORE... ]
I push aside backpacks, strollers and a wagon to clear the path for the 1970’s Schwinn single speed cruiser. Attached to the faded maroon steed is a bright yellow and blue trailer. Water bottles, Dora the Explorer books and countless snacks clutter the cabin. Look closely you will see a single fly... [ READ MORE... ]
By Randy Scholfield
We’re reminded at times that river canyons can be violent, unforgiving places.
I hadn’t been back to the Big Thompson since the rampaging floods of last September, which scoured the canyon to the bone in places, tilting roads over gutted banks, taking homes and life.
Months... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]
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... ]
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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.