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According to Ryan Flynn, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Environment Department, approximately 30 percent of his state’s streams fall short of one or more standards for acceptable water quality. Rivers display impairments associated with erosion and associated turbidity, organic contaminants [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY Josh Duplechian ON August 20, 2013 - 0 COMMENTS
Sleeping with the Fishes
I’m one of those people who wishes for a kind of reincarnation where I get to choose what my next life will be. I’d like to be the most extreme steelhead bum imaginable: a shed in the forest, my pork and beans as cold as my whiskey is warm, the perpetual odor of three kinds of smoke mixed with [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY Josh Duplechian ON August 9, 2013 - 1 COMMENTS
The Essence of Why
I am often asked why I choose to spend so much time out in wild country? The question always strikes me as odd. I usually respond with “why not”? I simply can’t imagine a life without wide-open spaces, clear streams and wild critters. It would be a life I wouldn’t want to live. Most people I [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY Josh Duplechian ON August 1, 2013 - 1 COMMENTS
The Evolution
I do it once a year. Me, a fly rod, four horses and a couple of dogs. When the heat of the summer is in its prime I’ll head for the mountains for a week of “Dave solo time.” I don’t do it to get in all the fishing I possibly can and it’s not about covering all the country I can. It’s about going [ READ MORE... ]
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American Angler takes a closer look into the Thompson Divide while talking with Trout Unlimited's Aaron Kindle. Head over to the American Angler website to have a look at the whole article.
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Blog Post BY Josh Duplechian ON July 25, 2013 - 2 COMMENTS
Timing It Right
For the last few months, USGS Daily Stream Flow Conditions and NRCS Montana Snotel have been my two most frequented websites. Not Facebook, not Twitter, not www.new.tu.org. Nope, I’ve been in search of hard data, the kind of government funded, scientific, real time statistics that could help me [ READ MORE... ]
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Randy Melton, a hunting and fishing guide with Avalanche Outfitters highlights the Thompson Divide's importance to sportsmen and to his business. 
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Located west of Carbondale, Colo., the Thompson Divide is one of the most pristine places in the West and is currently under threat from energy development. It harbors some of the best elk hunting in the state, a dozen populations of cutthroat trout, and source waters for numerous renowned [ READ MORE... ]
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Located west of Carbondale, Colo., the Thompson Divide is one of the most pristine places in the West and is currently under threat from energy development.