Among the ample life lessons bestowed by the pursuit of trout on the fly is one I like to think of as the gospel of timing and lighting. Which is to say, timing and lighting are the secret to life. Maybe not so much in an “apple a day” or a “look both ways before … Read more
Fishing for wild Gila trout in Arizona might one day be possible. These trout have had a tough go at life in Arizona streams, but TU, along with the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD), are working hard to give them a better existence and to one day give anglers a chance to catch these … Read more
By Andy Rasmussen I learned in school that rivers are the lifeblood of nature and civilization. Draining entire continents in their meandering course, the great river systems deliver lifegiving water and commerce to much of the earth’s surface. And as fishers we know that “eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” On … Read more
Should New Mexicans have the right to wade, float and swim in all the state’s waterways? And if that’s the case, what does that mean for private landowners?
The effort to restore Gila trout in their native range continues to move forward
Five years of advocacy on behalf of native fish and wild places in the Gila National Forest
This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 2-1 to approve the highly controversial Jordan Cove Energy Project. The project would include an export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., and a 230-mile-long pipeline from Malin, Ore., to the export facility on the southern Oregon coast. The pipeline’s route will cross a number of iconic salmon and … Read more
By Jeff Arterburn Very few people encounter the mountainous region of southwestern New Mexico known as “The Gila” by accident. The nearest interstates track the open desert valleys far from the sierra. Locals here will still acknowledge the occurrence of oncoming vehicles with a finger raised momentarily from the steering wheel, and not the middle … Read more