Posted in Conservation, West of The Rockies, Colorado TU, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Southeast Alaska, Climate Change
What do you get when you combine the "sausage-making" background of a D.C. policy wonk and a passion for chasing wild and native fish on the fly? You get a six-month travelogue from an inspired young angler who likely has more understanding of how intact habitat translates into angling opportunity [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Colorado TU, Backcountry, Wyoming Range, Thompson Divide
By Aaron Kindle I am often asked why I choose to spend so much time out in wild country? The question always strikes me as odd. I usually respond with “why not”? I simply can’t imagine a life without wide-open spaces, clear streams and wild critters. It would be a life I wouldn’t want to live. Most [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Colorado TU, Trout Magazine, Thompson Divide
American Angler takes a closer look into the Thompson Divide while talking with Trout Unlimited's Aaron Kindle. Head over to the American Angler website to have a look at the whole article.
Posted in Drift Boats, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Photographers, Colorado TU, Boulder Flycasters - 082, Fly Fishing Film Tour, The Front Porch, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Climate Change, Thompson Divide, Sportsmen Ride Right
Thompson Divide Vignette - Kara Armano from Our Sporting Heritage on Vimeo. Located west of Carbondale, Colo., the Thompson Divide is one of the most pristine places in the West and is currently under threat from energy development. It harbors some of the best elk hunting in the state, a dozen [ READ MORE... ]
Ty Churchwell There is innate wonder in a boy, in any boy. We look at a mountain and wonder if it can be conquered. We see an old oak tree and wonder how high we can climb. For whatever reason, boys just need to be the masters of their environment, to be victorious over challenges. As we [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Stream Ambassadors, Veterans Service Partnership, Fishing from a Canoe or Kayack, Big Browns!, Conservation, West of The Rockies, Photographers, Colorado TU, Fly Tying, Greater Yellowstone Area, Backcountry, Trout Magazine, Southeast Alaska, Climate Change
If you're an avid fly fisher... a wannabe fish bum... and you haven't seen the suite of Costa films yet, here's your chance. Through July, Costa and its sponsor Budweiser are taking the renowned films "GeoFish" and "Jungle Fish," as well as it's series, "The Take," on the road to craft breweries [ READ MORE... ]
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks on the Thompson Divide.
In one of several stops on the western slope of Colorado yesterday Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke on behalf of the Thompson Divide and the discussion of letting oil and gas leases expire. Articles done by the Denver Post and the Aspen Times both quote him speaking directly to the beauty of the [ READ MORE... ]
Posted in Conservation, West of The Rockies, Colorado TU, Backcountry, Thompson Divide, Sportsmen Ride Right
“Perhaps the rebuilding of body and spirit is the greatest service derivable from our forests, for of what worth are material things if we lose the character and quality of people that are the soul of America?” Arthur Carhart—widely regarded as a pioneer in wilderness protection—posed that question [ READ MORE... ]
by Tom Reed New country and old friends. A foundation, a beginning. An idea. Each year wed each pick a stream on our borders, a thin blue line of water splashing from high mountain hold in country without roads, and few trails. If it were easy, we thought, anybody could do it and the fishing [ READ MORE... ]
Philosophy of the sporting life: A meditation on why.
Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series by members of TU's Sportsmen's Conservation Project. For more, visit www.oursportingheritage.org, a site dedicated to protecting our backcountry resources. There was a summer I spent as a wild child in the mountains of Iowa. There are no mountains [ READ MORE... ]