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Earlier this week, the President unveiled his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal highlighting, among other accomplishments, that it “protects and modernizes our water supply and preserves our natural landscapes.” We were thrilled to see this commitment represented within the Bureau of Reclamation’s $ [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON February 18, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Cleaning up the Little Blackfoot
In November 2008, a plume of orange, metals-laden water rushed down the Little Blackfoot River, coloring it for miles downstream. An adit at an abandoned mine site had backed up and blown out – similar to the recent and highly publicized event on the Animas River.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON February 18, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Back in time along the Big Wood
By Kurt Fesenmyer  
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Trout Unlimited announced it has hired Kira Finkler to take on the task of directing the Idaho Water and Habitat program.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON February 8, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout Unlimited goes to camp
Last fall, Trout Unlimited and Wood River Land Trust staff helped teach Wood River Middle School kids about water quality sampling and the use of the scientific method at the 2015 outdoor environmental camp.
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Trout Unlimited, the Wood River Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy are working to restore and reconnect Rock Creek with the Big Wood River in Blaine County, ID.
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Only three week prior to the Beaver Creek Fire, the U.S. Forest Service had completed an environmental assessment of the Deer Creek watershed, and begun development of an integrated watershed restoration plan designed to improve forest health, enhance wildlife and fish habitat, reduce the potential [ READ MORE... ]
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The Big Wood River of Idaho is getting a health check. And recent findings indicate that there are opportunities to improve the river’s health.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON January 14, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Mapping the ribbon of green
Anglers and scientists have long appreciated what makes great trout habitat – cool and clean water, good food sources, and complex habitats. That’s certainly true in the high desert, but staff from TU’s science program hypothesized that we could learn more about redband trout distribution and [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON January 11, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Fishing shouldn't suck
Walking up Scotty Creek with Nils Cowan, a reporter looking into the world of suction dredging, we saw the change - the altering of the stream bed. The large divot left behind. The turbidity in the water below the dredge operation, particles of the streambed sucked up and then vomited out the back [ READ MORE... ]