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KSL NewsRadio
By Peter Samore
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Andy Rasmussen, TU's Sportsmens Conservation Project in Utah
Deseret News
By Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Andy Rasmussen, Utah coordinator for Trout Unlimited Sportsmen Conservation Project, said his organization is encouraged by the proposed creation of a national first — the Book Cliffs National Conservation Area of 42,352 acres, which would be managed for sportsmen qualities with input from a public advisory council.

"That is a new federal designation, and if we can get something that works moving forward, that will provide a real nice precedent throughout the West," he said. "The top management priority would be the management of fish and wildlife and sportsmen's access. That is a good deal."

Rasmussen added the group has concerns over some of the language but is optimistic the collaboration and compromise he said played out in the process will continue.

Deseret News
By Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"In a time often characterized by rancor and rigid ideology surrounding public lands issues, Congressman Bishop's Public Lands Initiative is an encouraging development," said Andy Rasmussen, Utah coordinator for Trout Unlimited Sportsmen Conservation Project.

"Collaboration is the best model for long-term protection of the American public's resources, and we appreciate Congressman Bishop's commitment to that process," he added. "We are optimistic that the open dialogue and inclusive process will continue as we work toward a bill we can enthusiastically support."

Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune
By Paul Diprima
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited accomplished a lot during the past year with members logging more than 3,829 work hours in stream work, educational efforts and fundraising.
Lacrosse (Wisc.) Tribune
By Tribune editorial board
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Trout fishing is a big deal in Wisconsin. It’s great for residents and our quality of life.

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