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Cottonwood Creek flume.  So how is Trout Unlimited doing with its collaborative, pragmatic approach to conservation? Look no further than the latest round of the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart grants, which recognize innovative, cooperative efforts to improve watershed health. Trout Unlimited’s [ READ MORE... ]
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Methow Valley Irrigation District construction, TU photo by Lisa Pelly By Laura Ziemer The White House’s Infrastructure Week has come and gone, but there’s still an urgent need to address the nation’s backlog of aging infrastructure. With federal funds and programs under increasing pressure, we [ 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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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 Randy Scholfield Conservation work can be a long, hard slog, so it’s important to celebrate the successes when they come—and this is big: Colorado TU’s years of hard work and negotiations paid off recently with a U.S. Forest Service settlement on Long Draw Reservoir that will launch a major [ READ MORE... ]
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Akron mine tailings loom over Tomichi Creek By Jason Willis Tomichi Creek is a tributary of the Gunnison River that flows from the historic mining town of White Pine, Colorado, on the west side of Monarch Pass at an elevation over 9,000 feet. The upper portion of the Tomichi Creek drainage has [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield Is there anything worse than tangles? They happen so suddenly, and advance so diabolically, just when things seem to be going so right with our fishing day. An all-too-common scenario: I come upon an inviting stretch of water, with a sudden rise or hatch breaking out all around [ READ MORE... ]
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