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blog BY rscholfield ON November 28 - 0 COMMENTS
Lessons of the Roan
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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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Restoration work under way at Kerber Creek. by Jeff Florence Trout Unlimited’s Mine Restoration Field Manager, Jason Willis, received the 2016 Excellence in Project Implementation award from the Water Quality Control Division – Non-Point Source Program (NPS) at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield Take a look at this picture. Yes, there is hope for the Animas River. You remember the Gold King mine spill from last August, which dumped 3 million gallons of toxic heavy metal sludge into the upper Animas and sent a yellow-orange plume sweeping downstream through Durango and [ READ MORE... ]
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By Cary Denison If you walk 400 yards due east from my front door here in western Colorado, you’ll end up on the Billy Creek State Wildlife Area, a 5,393-acre chunk of ground that wraps around my neighborhood. These lands are not what come to mind when you think of public lands in the Rockies: no [ READ MORE... ]
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Sen. Bennet (center) on the South Platte: South Park a place worthy of protection By Randy Scholfield South Park is something special. This vast open landscape in western Colorado once was prized hunting lands for the Ute Indians. Today, the area remains a favorite outdoors playground for Colorado [ READ MORE... ]
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#node-100522 #file-29684 { display: none; } Check out this great new video featuring TU staffers floating down Colorado's Gunnison River, fishing and talking about how agriculture and trout can coexist. Agriculture producers and conservationists haven't always seen eye to eye on water in the West [ READ MORE... ]
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Center pivot: better than flood irrigation for streams and fish? It depends.  By Brian Hodge In Trout Unlimited’s work with ranchers and farmers of the Upper Colorado River Basin, we often hear arguments about the relative benefits of flood and sprinkler irrigation for stream flows and fish. [ READ MORE... ]
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In western Colorado, everything depends on water—ranches and farms, communities and businesses, fish and wildlife. For several years, TU’s Cary Denison has been working in the Gunnison River valley with local agriculture producers to improve water management in ways that benefit farm operations as [ READ MORE... ]
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  By Jesse Kruthaupt I don’t know how many people out there have tried to persuade a farmer or rancher to turn off his irrigation water and lived to tell about it. I have—and I can tell you it’s really not an easy conversation. Nevertheless, these conversations are happening more and more across [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield Our public lands in the West face a host of pressures these days: oil and gas development, more intense wildfires, invasive plants and drought, among others. Unless it’s done responsibly, renewable energy development could add significantly to those pressures on our public lands [ READ MORE... ]
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