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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?
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“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... ]
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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. 
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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.
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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... ]
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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... ]
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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... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON December 19, 2014 - 0 COMMENTS
Finding flows for fish, agriculture
Nobody can be certain when we will see another year similar to 2012, but odds are we’ll face a comparable scenario in the future. How can we prepare and protect ourselves against the impact these short water years have on aquatic habitat and agricultural production? Part of the solution involves [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON December 17, 2014 - 0 COMMENTS
Two wild places, protected
Part of me believes I’ve just always taken for granted that there are no greater uses than what Columbine Hondo and the Valles Caldera currently sustain, which are as diverse, I should say, as they are substantial: hunting and fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, mushroom gathering, [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON December 17, 2014 - 0 COMMENTS
Victory on Hermosa!
To pass a public land protection bill, with a wilderness component, is an astronomical feat in today’s tough and highly partisan political climate. But sportsmen stood strong, made their voices heard, and were persistent and patient—and now 107,000 acres of public land perfectness will remain [ READ MORE... ]
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