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Colorado lawmakers last year passed legislation marking the third Saturday of May (May 20 this year) as Colorado Public Lands Day—the first state in the nation to establish its own public lands holiday. It’s a chance for Coloradans to acknowledge the many benefits of public lands in our state—and [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON May 18, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Protecting Gold Medal waters
“The process of commenting on these federal land actions can feel bureaucratic and can be tedious,” said Tyler Baskfield, sportsmen coordinator for Colorado who drafted comments for TU pertaining to the May 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale. “But it is critical that we address federal land actions from a [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON May 16, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
A dynamic vision of trout
A technician uses an antenna and radio receiver to locate fish in Milk Creek.
For years, there was wrangling and outright hostility among water users, with Trout Unlimited fighting Denver Water over its diversion plan to take additional water to the Front Range. But in 2014, TU helped broker a cooperative agreement that, among other things, pledged the parties to work [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON May 5, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Going big on Greenbacks
by Randy Scholfield
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON April 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Cleaning up Akron Mine
A few years ago, I would frequent the area to ride mountain bikes on the Canyon Creek trail, and always noticed the Akron Mine near the beginning of the ride with its large waste rock and mine tailings piles that abutted over 1,000 feet of Tomichi Creek. This eyesore looked out of place in such a [ READ MORE... ]
Today, Gila trout are found in just a handful of drainages in southern New Mexico and Arizona. They’ve endured in these high mountain streams for thousands of years, endlessly swimming against current and flood and rock and fire, holding on to their niche in time. The landscape is bred into their [ READ MORE... ]
I don’t know how many times I’ve come upon an inviting stretch of water, with a sudden rise or hatch breaking out all around me, and in my feverish haste to cast, I lurch the line back and forth and—in a microsecond—my carefully crafted rig is reduced to a satanic web of entanglements that mock my [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON March 24, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
How to stay warm on the water
I recently took a poll among the associates here at the shop. Most of them fish regularly throughout the winter. I asked for their best tips for staying warm on the water. How do they stay comfortable and have fun, even on the coldest days? Here’s what I heard.
President Trump’s executive order to scrap the Clean Water Rule was not unexpected, but the bad news got worse Tuesday when we found out the Administration’s new standard for interpreting which waters deserve protection: an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia in the 2006 Rapanos case proposing a [ READ MORE... ]