Author

Nick Gann

  • Fishing

    Trouble in paradise: A reckoning for the Western way of life

    Questions for Bryce Albright, executive director of the National Dude Ranchers’ Association Editor’s Note: Trout Unlimited is inviting people from across the Colorado River Basin—ranchers, guides, elected officials, businesses, athletes, tourism officials—to talk with us about the West’s historic drought and how we can work together to meet the challenge of a world with less…

  • From the field

    Military, mountains, and a new monument

    President Biden designates his first national monument in the Rocky Mountains, recognizing the history of WWII soldiers who later became the catalyst for America’s burgeoning outdoor recreation economy Earlier this week, President Biden visited Colorado to honor the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, which trained at Camp Hale in the Rocky Mountains during WWII to…

  • From the field

    The second coming of the Apache trout

    In a first, a salmonid is on track for delisting from the list of threatened and endangered species The promise of gold and opportunity has long been a driving force of settlement across the American West, much to the detriment of native populations and the iconic landscapes now in need of prolonged restoration and conservation…

  • From the field

    Groundbreaking: Rerouting the Colorado River

    A Q&A with the woman behind the long effort to reconnect the Colorado outside Rocky Mountain National Park This week, Trout Unlimited field staff joined U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a collection of partners outside Granby, Colorado, to break ground on a $33 million river restoration project that is decades in the making. Senator…

  • Conservation Advocacy

    ‘High potential for harm’

    The inefficient and outdated way that oil and gas leases are sold on our public lands puts our big game species, trout populations, and sage grouse habitat at risk. In collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation and Rocky Mountain Wild, Trout Unlimited has released a new report highlighting the Bureau of Land Management’s wasteful and…

  • Advocacy

    4 bills to keep the West wild

    With record high temperatures and historically low water levels, Congress needs to act quickly to conserve and protect some of America’s most cherished places With an estimated 47 percent of Western trout habitat at risk of being lost by 2080, Trout Unlimited is working to conserve public lands and fish habitat, and mitigate the impacts…

  • From the field

    It’s a go on the Colorado

    Federal agency green lights a $30 million Colorado River reconnection project The Windy Gap Project on the Colorado River was built to provide water to the six rapidly growing communities of Boulder, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and Loveland. From the reservoir that pools behind the Windy Gap Dam, a six-mile pipeline diverts nearly…