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Photos: Tim Toohey, West Denver Chapter By Jeff Florence The small creek along Herman Gulch in the mountains west of Denver may not seem like much, and in some places it’s no more than two feet wide. But it’s still able to maintain a strong ecosystem that allows cutthroat trout to survive. After [ READ MORE... ]
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An angler finds a place to cast a line in the Brown's Canyon National Monument in Colorado. Joshua Duplechian/Trout Unlimited By Brett Prettyman People of the West place a high value on public lands according to a poll of Colorado and Nevada residents released by the Outdoor Industry Association [ READ MORE... ]
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Jack Bombardier, guide and LWCF supporter, on the Colorado River by Randy Scholfield The countdown has begun: Congress has a matter of days to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund--one of the most successful conservation programs in U.S. history--before it expires on Sept. 30. Why is [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy ScholfieldSome recent news stories about the horrific Animas River spill suggest that “all’s clear” with the health of the river and that the river has returned to pre-event “normal” conditions.Don’t believe it. True, the river and its stellar Gold Medal trout fishery seem to have survived [ READ MORE... ]
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  by Randy Scholfield Many anglers and sportsmen have seen firsthand the ravages of climate change: Extreme drought. Raging wildfires. Warmer water temperatures. Stressed fish. Closed rivers. This is a serious threat to the sport and fisheries we love. We don’t need more talk as usual. We need [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield The drought crisis in California is serving as a wakeup call to Colorado River water users, including sportsmen and farmers and ranchers, who look at the finger-pointing and blame-gaming in the Golden State and agree: Let's not go there. In a recent release, Trout Unlimited and [ READ MORE... ]
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For thousands of years, they've hung on in the rugged headwater streams of Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado--but today, Southwest native trout are America's most imperiled trout. And it's time to act if we want to save them for future generations.  That was the overriding message on April [ READ MORE... ]
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Bisbee Tour: Elizabeth Russell and Jason Willis (TU), Tom Calhoun, Mike Stewart, and Jordan Sisson (Freeport).   By Elizabeth Russell I first visited Bisbee, Arizona, in 1995 while working as a park ranger at a nearby National Monument.  I made the 75-mile trek across the vast desert landscape in [ READ MORE... ]
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By Kevin Terry Most avid anglers in Colorado have some degree of experience with reservoir operations and how they can make or break a good day on the river. On one hand, we often rely on tailwaters to keep us from getting remote-control thumb and vice neck during long winters. On the other, we [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield Snow flurries began to whirl out of a steel-gray sky, and temperatures plummeted. But the crowd of hunters and anglers gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Denver was just getting warmed up. "Hands off our public lands!" a speaker shouted. The group roared its approval [ READ MORE... ]
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