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Bruce says, “It is nothing short of miraculous the healing growth and peace of mind this worthy project brings. Without the help of the volunteers some of the activities would overwhelm me with the disabilities I have. These trips mean the world to me.”
“It’s good to see some momentum in Washington, D.C. to address two big needs: liability protection, and funding for mine cleanups. We’re eager to roll up our sleeves and get to work on cleanups, but we need the tools to do it,” Churchwell said, referring to efforts by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton, to push legal changes that would hold mining companies more accountable. “The sad truth is, mining pollution is forever. We need a sustainable, long-term fund for dealing with this long-term problem.”
Baskfield noted that the watersheds in question, including upper East Willow, Middle and West Mamm, and Battlement creeks, also contain native cutthroat trout populations, and the existing roadless qualities make it critical fish habitat.
“From our perspective, it’s not only hunting that’s a big issue for that area, it’s a major Colorado cutthroat population,” Baskfield said. “It’s also a signal species for how healthy the forest is — the riparian areas and water quality.
For many years now, Trout Unlimited has worked with partners including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, New Mexico Game and Fish, Quivira Coalition, and livestock producers on projects to restore and reconnect native Rio Grande cutthroat populations in key New Mexico and Colorado watersheds.
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