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Like many rivers across the West, the Dolores River in southwestern Colorado is on the front lines of climate change impacts. As the climate warms, the river will face lower flows, higher temperatures, and increasing stresses on fish and aquatic life. How can we more effectively address these [ READ MORE... ]
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By Tyler Baskfield South Park is a sportsmen’s paradise of elk herds, dream trout streams like the South Platte, and endless recreation possibilities. For Colorado Front Range residents like me, South Park is a vast backyard playground, just a short hour and a half drive from Denver. It’s one of [ READ MORE... ]
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Chris Johnson is an evangelist for native trout. He understands that fishing is not just about huge trophy trout and grip-and-grin shots—it’s about experiencing firsthand some of the most beautiful creatures and amazing places on Earth. This excellent new short video captures perfectly the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Paul Bruchez The Colorado River runs through the heart of my family’s ranch near Kremmling, where I live and work, so we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of water. Our family’s irrigated meadows and livestock operation depend on it. I’m also a passionate angler and fly-fishing guide [ READ MORE... ]
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Kevin Terry (left) and local rancher: working to improve flows.  By Randy Scholfield The Conejos River has always been an undervalued gem among Colorado’s trout rivers—in the upper sections of the river, it’s almost Gold Medal status. But for years, the river has fallen short of its potential [ READ MORE... ]
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TU and project partners removed tailings materials that averaged 3 feet in depth and buried the streambank along Lion Creek, a tributary to Clear Creek in Colorado.   By Lauren Duncan In late November 2016, Trout Unlimited’s Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) team wrapped up a successful restoration [ 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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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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