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UPDATE: You can tell the Senate to get rid of the bad drought rider in WRDA before that chamber's floor vote by clicking here: https://www.votervoice.net/TU/campaigns/48803/respond .   It’s no secret that the American legislative process has some disagreeable aspects. Some pieces of law get passed [ READ MORE... ]
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The most beautiful fish in the world? The author thinks so.    by Chris Hunt   My cold and wet hands trembling, I waded to the pebbly bank of Argentina's Rio Corcovado and ceremoniously dropped my fly rod like a beat poet dropping the mic and walking off stage. I looked to heavens and thought, "Now [ READ MORE... ]
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Students from McKinnon Elementary School watch as a recenty tagged fish is released as part of an Adopt-A-Trout program in Wyoming. Hillary Walrath photo. By Hillary Walrath A small creek in southwest Wyoming just got a big upgrade. This past November, a push-up style diversion was improved to a [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited worked with the Ramsay family to restore an important creek for both native cutthroat trout and farmlands in southwestern Wyoming. Jackson Ramsay photo. By Jackson Ramsay In August of 2000, a wildfire ripped through the rugged country of southwest Wyoming. At the time it was the [ READ MORE... ]
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Roan Plateau: One of Colorado's last best places.   By David Nickum For more than a decade, the battle over Colorado’s Roan Plateau—a beautiful green oasis surrounded by oil and gas development—raged in meetings and in courtrooms. At issue: Would the “drill, baby, drill” approach to public lands [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo: The Morning Call Drought is nothing new. Landscapes all across the country suffer through periods of little to no precipitation, usually to be rewarded with winter snow or spring rains, at least eventually. But the droughts of late have been particularly virulent, leaving areas of the [ READ MORE... ]
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Nearly 9,000 native Bonneville cutthroat trout, the state fish, were recently released in Mill Creek Canyon east of Salt Lake City. Mill Creek is now an entirely native fish system with Bonneville cutthroat, mountain suckers and longnosed dace all reintroduced after nonnative fish were removed. [ READ MORE... ]
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A Colorado River cutthroat trout from the Roan Plateau. Photo by Chris Hunt   There’s great news from Colorado today, as two landscapes with some very fishy resources earned protection from the drill bit. The Roan Plateau in western Colorado—home to a unique strain of native Colorado River [ READ MORE... ]
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Corey Fisher casts in the grottos of Parachute Creek atop the Roan Plateau in 2009.   By Chris Hunt   You haven’t lived dangerously until you’ve subjected a rental car to the JQS Road.   OK, sure. That might be a bit of an overstatement. But the sketchy, rocky, always-washes-out-when-it-rains, [ READ MORE... ]
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A brown trout ... from Argentina.   If you're like me, you spend a bit of time each morning, coffee perched precariously close to the computer keyboard, "reading the paper." And "the paper," of course, is purely relative—for me, in consists of the usual online check-ins here in my local community ( [ READ MORE... ]
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