Efforts to protect Hermosa Creek took a big step forward recently when the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation set a hearing for the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act.
Passage of the bi-partisan bill would mean the protection of more than 100... [ READ MORE... ]
Your Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been working with many partners locally, statewide and nationally to seek solutions to the mine pollution drainage problems plaguing the Upper Animas River.
We recently passed a major milestone in this effort when an innovative Internet-based search... [ READ MORE... ]
Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Five Rivers chapter of Trout Unlimited. As we prepare to honor the milestone, it is a good time to "tell the story of Five Rivers." To do that, current president Buck Skillen will give the featured presentation at the Feb. 12... [ READ MORE... ]
Educating the next generation of fly-fishers - and stewards of watersheds filled with clean, cold water - is one of the prime missions of Trout Unlimited nationally and here with the Five Rivers Chapter.
We took a big step forward on this mission recently when we formed a collaboration with... [ READ MORE... ]
In case you missed it, our own Ty Churchwell had a wonderful op-ed in the Herald recently in which he puts the current efforts to save Hermosa Creek in the wider context of our values during this special time of year.
Thanks to Ty for his hard work on the Hermosa Creek protection bills now working... [ READ MORE... ]
If you missed Wednesday's general meeting, you missed a great presentation by New Mexico Game & Fish fisheries biologist Marc Wethington.
Wethington filled us in on what the heck has been going on with the marsh above Baetis Bend (it is a new wetland area) and, of more interest to us, with the... [ READ MORE... ]
The recent shutdown of the federal government has delayed the construction of the fish-migration barrier on the East Fork of Hermosa Creek. This, in turn, has forced the cancelation (at least for now) of the scheduled Five Rivers Trout Unlimited Volunteer Work Day.
The weather will now determine if... [ READ MORE... ]
By Franklin Tate
Sometimes it is downright difficult to put something into words. Try as you might, you can’t take a personal experience and capture it in sentences or paragraphs. Language up and fails you, neglecting to convey, translate or relate.
Such was my challenge as director of TU’s... [ READ MORE... ]
Thanks to all who came out for the Annual Animas River Cleanup on Saturday.
Chapter President Buck Skillen noted that we had 30 volunteers come out (not bad for picking up trash on such a nice day) and saw that we had some representatives from the boating community come out. Thanks for helping us... [ READ MORE... ]
Too much water - not too little - is on the mind of most Coloradans right now. But that was not the case earlier this summer.
Member Bob Rosenberg and I had a conversation at last week's general meeting about the fate of some of our favorite streams during the fires earlier this summer.
Bob was... [ READ MORE... ]