Hiking the CDT: Characters on the trail

Crash and Kiltsman stayed with us for the first day out of town. The year before they had done the Appalachian Trail and they kept telling us it was harder than this trail. Not so much in terms of length but in terms of elevation gain and loss. Kiltsman got his name for the Scottish kilt he wears, no matter the weather.

Killer instincts? Not yet!

The NYC and Watersheds TIC virtual trout tank fry have lost their yolk and are swimming up to the surface of the tank. These important clues tell us that they are ready for food.  Trout in the Classroom fry eat fish food called meal and crumbles. They are made from cuttings from seafood harvested for consumption. … Read more

Hermosa is a backyard treasure

By Ty Churchwell Just eight miles from Durango’s city limits is the 107,000-acre Hermosa Creek Special Management Area and Wilderness. Enacted in 2014, the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act is the result of a community coming together for a favorite backyard playground for locals and a destination for America’s public land visitors who flock to the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado each year.    Prior to the passage of the … Read more

TU staff and volunteers use tech for trout

By Jake Lemon and Mark Taylor At its roots, trout fishing is a fairly simple endeavor. One needs only a rod, reel (sometimes!), line and a few flies or lures. On the other hand, Trout Unlimited employs an array of high-tech methods in its ongoing efforts to improve and protect habitat and to make trout fishing … Read more

Wildfire and climate change in Utah sparks conversation

By Andy Rasmussen This summer Utah has suffered through a near record wildfire season. And residents along the Wasatch Front have been breathing smoke from California’s four million burned acres for the past two months. Catastrophic wildfire on this scale can destroy everything Trout Unlimited works so hard to accomplish. High-country rivers and headwaters can … Read more