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By Randy Scholfield There are powerful places that ground us in reality—that literally put us in our places. They’re touchstones that inspire wonder and provide solitude and challenge limits. They vanquish hubris and small thinking and put things in larger perspective. The Rio Grande River gorge in [ READ MORE... ]
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An angler walks along the Escalante River in southern Utah looking for native Colorado River cutthroat. Cliff Wirick photo. By Clint Wirick The red rock country of southern Utah is not often considered trout habitat for good reason. Many waters in the southern reaches of the second driest state of [ READ MORE... ]
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Salmon – the icon of Alaskan life and culture. Salmon – bright as a new dime, unchanged in millions of years in North America’s wildest waters. Salmon – the keystone of ecosystems from California to Siberia. Salmon – our last link to what was and our best reminder of what still could be… You know [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield There’s no getting around a basic fact: cleaning up abandoned mines is a tough task that requires money. Time, commitment and money. So there must be an accounting error in the just-released Trump administration budget for the EPA. Because despite Secretary Scott Pruitt [ READ MORE... ]
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Celebrate your public lands: trout caught in Fern Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park Chances are, if you’ve fished for trout in Colorado, you’ve caught many of them on or near public lands. There are so many great places to explore, fish, hike and hunt in Colorado—and many are only accessible [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jeff Florence Not all of Trout Unlimited’s efforts are loud and publicized. In fact, some are quiet and calculated. Many TU efforts don’t generate action alerts or require high level discussions with politicians. Case in point: TU recently succeeded in protecting the Gold Medal waters of the [ READ MORE... ]
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A technician uses an antenna and radio receiver to locate fish in Milk Creek. By Brian Hodge As every TU member knows, salmon and trout depend on a steady supply of cool or cold water to survive. Accordingly, steam temperature serves as a relatively good index or predictor of salmonid habitat. [ READ MORE... ]
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A few weeks ago, the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited and other partners met in Lovells, Michigan to dedicate a memorial to Art Neumann, the last surviving founder of Trout Unlimited who passed away last year. It was a great day, and Art's kids—TU members in good standing—attended the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jeff Florence Even by TU standards, the volunteer turnout was impressive: on a recent May morning, more than 50 volunteers from Grand County and the Front Range of Colorado gathered to harvest and replant willows along nearly a mile of the Fraser River. But even more impressive than the show of [ READ MORE... ]
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By Travis Banta It is safe to say we are a fishing family. Grandpa Lee crossed the Madison River to his favorite fishing hole in an old 1940's era Ford pickup. Grandma Margaret hated that bridge because it was essentially a couple of 2x12 boards and she didn’t like guiding the tires of that old [ READ MORE... ]
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