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About Brett Prettyman

Trips with my dad to fish along the Wasatch Front of Utah are some of my earliest memories. I covered outdoors and environment for nearly 25 years at the Salt Lake Tribune and wrote the ... Read more about Brett Prettyman

How a guide became a great conservationist

Thirty five years exploring the waters of Wyoming’s Carbon County as a fishing guide connected Jeff Streeter to the landscape of the region in a way few come to realize. After three decades of leading clients to fish on the Encampment and North Platte rivers, among others, Streeter was preparing to hang up the waders. … Read more

A place to be a hobo

By Christine Peterson In his early 20s, Bill Christensen would gather a group of buddies and head into the mountain for a week. With no meals. “We would either catch fish or be hungry.” They rarely went more than a day without food, eventually finding fish in one of the Uintas’ hundreds of lakes. The … Read more

Lessons from abandoned Utah mines

By Lily Bosworth As I waltzed into my summer internship in May of 2018, I quickly realized I had a much different background in water than the two people I would be working closely with all summer — Paul Burnett, the Utah Water and Habitat Program lead for Trout Unlimited and my co-intern, Bobby Boone, … Read more

Protecting a unique native in Colorado

A project to protect a genetically unique population of Colorado River cutthroat trout in Colorado is nearing completion. Abrams Creek, near the town of Gypsum, is the only native trout population in the Eagle River watershed. The cutthroat in Abrams Creek have been given a “highest priority” for conservation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The … Read more