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Wyoming volunteers back to work on Little Mountain

Planting trees along a native Colorado River cutthroat trout stream on Little Mountain.
Photo by Sadie St. Clair-Valdez.

National Trout Unlimted leaders announced on June 1 that chapters were permitted to organize chapter gatherings where state and local rules allow, and as long as proper precautions are taken to protect one another.

Wyoming TU volunteers wasted no time, and are already back to work restoring some of Wyoming’s most important strongholds for native cutthroat trout, all while maintaining sufficient distance between themselves of course.

The Seedskadee chapter of TU planted over 230 trees in the Greater Little Mountain Area of southwest Wyoming in one day with just nine dedicated volunteers. TU Seedskadee Chapter President Sadie St. Clair-Valdez and Nick Walrath, TU’s Green River project manager for the Western Water and Habitat Program, organized the effort.

These trees will help reinforce stream banks and create shade along streams that hold native Colorado River cutthroat trout.