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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON November 28, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Lessons of the Roan
The Roan example is a lesson to remember, as the incoming administration looks at how to tackle the issue of energy development on public lands. There’s a better way, and it’s working in Colorado.
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“It’s gratifying to receive an award like this from a partner organization in front of all of my peers at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, especially when there are so many other talented people working in this field,” said Willis. “It also means a lot to TU because not only does it [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON October 26, 2016 - 1 COMMENTS
The Animas: a vision of health
“The trout are the canary in the coal mine—they’re an indicator species,” says Churchwell. “We’re trying to bring back water quality in the Silverton area that will support a healthy ecosystem—that, in turn, will support a variety of uses, from recreation and agriculture to community water supply.”
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON October 14, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Arizona Council honored by TU
It's gratifying when exceptional work is recognized. That happened at TU's annual meeting Sept. 30 in Bozeman, MT, when the Arizona Council of TU (AZTU) received the 2016 “Council Award of Excellence” for its long record of conservation successes—TU’s highest award for state TU organizations.
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON October 12, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
A lesson on Cow Creek
In places like Cow Creek, the goal is to find smart, balanced solutions that keep more water in-stream, for fish and wildlife habitat, while allowing sufficient water for pastures and communities.
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON September 22, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
In South Park with Sen. Bennet
The Master Leasing Plan provides an opportunity for locals to give the BLM feedback on what kind of management and protections they’d like to see. In simple terms, an MLP is a zoning plan to help ensure that we conserve our outdoor heritage, protect water supplies, and see that oil and gas [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON September 1, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
A float down the Gunnison
Agriculture producers and conservationists haven't always seen eye to eye on water in the West. But that's changing, as all sides recognize that water is a finite resource and must be managed for multiple benefits. "Farms and ranches and conservation and fish and wildlife all depend on healthy [ READ MORE... ]
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Because each agricultural operation and watershed is different, TU tends to avoid generalizations about flood and sprinkler irrigation. The truth is, fish-related goals might be attained with flood irrigation in one watershed, and with center pivot sprinklers in another. At the end of the day, the [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON August 17, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
CO River: No time to waste
Not so long ago, you would have been hard pressed to find conservation groups and agriculture working together. But with ever-diminishing water levels in Lake Mead, most people realize the urgency of working together to protect flows in the Colorado River Basin. Indeed, partnerships and [ READ MORE... ]
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For over a decade, Trout Unlimited has been working on projects that help irrigators reduce diversions in order to improve stream flows and fish habitat. Thanks to the Colorado System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP), over the last two years TU has facilitated over 22 projects that resulted in the [ READ MORE... ]
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