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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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Trout Unlimited, New Mexico Game and Fish, U.S.
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“Finding a balance between wind and solar development and the conservation of fish and wildlife on public lands is essential to the future of renewable energy on public lands,” Steve Moyer, TU’s vice president of government affairs, told the House committee. “Wind and solar offer the prospect of [ READ MORE... ]
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The potentially higher temperature standards would have also occurred during the months of April to November--the months of rainbow and brown spawning seasons when the fish are more sensitive and susceptible to changes in their environment.
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In Colorado, the problem of leaching mines is particularly prevalent and threatens the state’s most iconic rivers. The issue of water pollution stemming from abandoned mines burst into public consciousness when 3 million gallons of polluted heavy metal-laden water spilled into the Animas River from [ READ MORE... ]
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The tour showed that modernizing water systems on the ranch or farm has the potential to make our farms and rivers more sustainable and healthy in the face of drought, rising temperatures and other pressures threatening the larger Colorado River Basin.
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Trout Unlimited is committed to being part of this solution—and it’s happening now. In Colorado, we’ve been working for the past several years with farmers and ranchers in the Gunnison River Basin on innovative irrigation system upgrades that improve water delivery while benefiting habitat and [ READ MORE... ]
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As we pulled up to the parking area, I was a bit bummed to see a a lot of people in one of the campgrounds. We got our gear on, put our rods together, and got Sebastian strapped in to his pack. It was early and the campsites were quiet, so I was hoping to get in and out before things got busy. [ READ MORE... ]
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Wildfire is a serious issue – increasingly so in the face of a changing climate – and the committee deserves praise for working to tackle the complex problems facing our public lands. But we hope the next iteration of the draft legislation provides a path forward that works for fish and wildlife [ READ MORE... ]