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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

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

Nevada’s Ruby Mountains important for deer and trout

The Ruby Mountains are an important refuge for wildlife in Nevada. The U.S Geological Survey has classified the area as having very low-to-no energy potential. Trout Unlimited photo. By Pam Harrington Special places bring people together. People with fond memories of hunting, fishing, birding, hiking and those with ancestral roots to the Ruby Mountains recently … Read more

Trying to keep a river from dying in Colorado

A brown trout caught during an electroshocking fish survey on the Big Cimarron River in Colorado. Trout Unlimited photo. By Cary Denison The Big Cimarron River shouldn’t go dry. This may seem like an obvious declaration about any trout stream. But the truth is, here in Colorado’s Gunnison Basin, and many other places in the … Read more

TU Teens make 30 under 30 list

Alleigh Raymond on the Davidson River. Courtesy Connor Parton Photography By Tara Granke Three Trout Unlimited teens were recently recognized by Blue Ridge Outdoors in the publication’s “30 Under 30” list highlighting people from the Mid-Atlantic and southeast parts of the country driving the next generation of outdoor leaders. Topping the list is Alleigh Raymond, two-time … Read more