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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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by Jeff Florence Thanks to the great work by Trout Unlimited, partners, and members and supporters throughout the state, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) rejected the proposed temperature standards from the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD). These changes would have allowed [ READ MORE... ]
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By Elizabeth Russell Trout Unlimited is excited to announce Newmont Mining Corporation as a new and vital supporter of our Colorado Abandoned Mine Restoration Program. These historic mines and their legacy of toxic sediments and draining tunnels pose one of the most widespread—yet least addressed— [ READ MORE... ]
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Jesse Kruthaupt explains water leasing project to tour participants.    By Cary Denison Collaboration in water conservation got a shot in the arm last week thanks to the Colorado Foundation for Water Education Gunnison Basin tour. A bus tour can sometimes be an exercise in uncomfortable [ READ MORE... ]
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  By Scott Yates Tens of millions of people in the West depend on the Colorado River. But as we head into another drought year, the Colorado is facing a host of pressures, from drought and warming temperatures to population growth—a perfect storm that threatens our local communities, fish and [ READ MORE... ]
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