We are kicking off a monthly series focusing on our work in the Upper Rio Grande basin. This post educates readers to the work that has been done, work that will be done and introduces us to partners and staff who are dedicated to making this initiative successful across TU’s Protect, Reconnect, Restore and Sustain framework.
Through over two decades of working in the Rio Grande basin, Trout Unlimited has engaged numerous partners in protecting, restoring, reconnecting, and sustaining the watershed’s most critical landscapes and coldwater ecosystems. Along with other significant milestones, Trout Unlimited played an important role in the designation of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the restoration of Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the Sand Creek and Rio Costilla watersheds, and Trout Unlimited continues to reinforce stewardship practices that have served the Rio Grande’s tribal and rural communities for untold generations. It is in the spirit of these efforts that Trout Unlimited launched the Upper Rio Grande Initiative.
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Aboriginal Rio Grande cutthroat trout survive in the Upper Rio Grande Basin
by Mark Konishi Growing up in the San Luis Valley, I would hear rumors of cutthroat trout with vivid colors caught in secret waters. Cutthroat trout with orange slab-sides as…
Enduring with ‘grace under pressure’ in Rio Grande cutthroat trout country
It looked like the brookies were almost certain to extirpate native cutts and that work to improve Jim Creek was a lost cause
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In New Mexico, recreation is paying off for conservation
Follow along at TU.org for more on specific projects and programs, partnerships and advocacy efforts across this landscape. While Trout Unlimited has been working on projects in the Upper Rio Grande River basin for years, we look forward to continuing that work, forging new partnerships and creating a robust and resilient watershed for all to benefit. We’ll be providing monthly updates, but if you have any questions, would like to get involved or for more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jay Chancellor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Terry at email@example.com.