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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON August 27, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Lees Ferry on the rise
By Randy Scholfield
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON August 25, 2015 - 4 COMMENTS
Animas spill: All clear?
True, the river and its stellar Gold Medal trout fishery seem to have survived the initial plume—that’s great news. But TU scientists and other experts caution that it’s too soon to know what the long-term impacts on the river and fishery might be. For instance, the layer of contaminated sediment [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON August 3, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
EPA climate plan: About time
This is a serious threat to the sport and fisheries we love. We don’t need more talk as usual. We need action. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, announced by President Obama Monday, is the kind of bold step that anglers and sportsmen have been waiting for.
America's anglers recently scored a big victory when the EPA ruled to reinstate clean water rules for thousands of miles of our country's rivers and streams. Why should sportsmen care?
“All water users must work together to protect our shared future in the Colorado River Basin,” said Russ Schnitzer, agriculture policy advisor for Trout Unlimited. “We need to be vigilant to ensure that agricultural, conservation and recreational values are not caught in the middle of a no-win tug [ READ MORE... ]
For thousands of years, they've hung on in the rugged headwater streams of Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado--but today, Southwest native trout are America's most imperiled trout. And it's time to act if we want to save them for future generations. 
None of this bodes well for fish, and managers I work with in California and Nevada are already bracing for population losses and the potential need for emergency salvages, where that is even possible.
Freeport has chosen to invest in TU’s Colorado Mine Restoration Program because it operates both the Climax and Henderson molybdenum mines in Colorado. Thanks to Freeport, we have been able to expand our project reach from just the Kerber Creek and Lake Fork of the Arkansas watersheds, to the [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON February 27, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Flowcast: Real-time river info
These unexpected changes in flows can obviously be frustrating--and sometimes even dangerous. It can be a whole lot more than that if you have traveled from a long distance or planned and saved for a family outing only to arrive and find out they are bumping up 500 cfs for an irrigation delivery [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON February 26, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Hands off our public lands
Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, National Wildlife Federation, and other sportsmen groups turned out yesterday to turn up the heat on Colorado lawmakers who might be thinking about introducing legislation to transfer public lands to state control. The groups' message, delivered [ READ MORE... ]