Western Regional Rendezvous


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TU volunteer leaders from across the West will converge with Gila trout and Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the land of enchantment for an enlightening and inspirational experience starting Friday, May 29th in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.  

Taos is a place of convergence.  The Santa Fe Trail, El Camino Real, the Northernmost of the 19 Pueblos, the Eastern border of the Navajo nomadic migration lands and the Western edge of the Plains tribes.  These influences have forged a true melting pot of people and cultures. We look forward to meeting you in Taos this May!   

Regional Rendezvous

The TU Western Rendezvous is an occasion to be inspired – by tried and true lessons from volunteer leaders, inspiring conversations with newfound friends, and a thoughtful agenda in a beautiful place. The event will feature opportunities to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders. 

The planning committee invites you to bolster your conservation toolkit while learning about the unique features of New Mexico through activities meant to highlight regional culture, tribal relationships, and coldwater conservation histories of unique trout species.  From the impressive scenic venue and the hand-picked session leaders to the fun community building events and the unique fishing opportunities, we hope that you are inspired by your experience!

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Schedule

The draft agenda will be released soon!

Lodging

Accommodations for the Western Regional Rendezvous are provided by Ski Taos’ premier Silver LEED certified property, The Blake. The resort exudes the soulful nature of Taos, shaped by northern New Mexican culture and developed with efficiencies to respect the natural surroundings.

Discounted lodging rates at The Blake are available for a variety of lodging options. Call 888.262.8398 and ask for the TROUT UNLIMITED group rate. The discounted room block expires on Tuesday, May 5, 2020:

  • Single Queen: $175 (includes resort fee)
  • Dbl Queen: $175 (includes resort fee)
  • King: $175 (includes resort fee)
  • King w/ balcony: $175 (includes resort fee)

Additional lodging options in the area include hotels, camping and more.

Transportation

Nestled in scenic wilderness, the nearest major airport service is the Santa Fe International Airport (SAF), approximately 100 miles away. Attendees may also consider flying into Albuquerque (ABQ) and driving (approx. a two-and-a-half-hour drive). There are a variety of regional transportation options including trains, private companies, rideshares, and more here. Local transportation options include public transit and private transportation companies (Uber).

Registration

The 2020 registration options are coming soon!

* You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
** Attendees may register to bring spouses/guests to the dinner on Saturday night
**** A meeting-only registration will be available for only $20 to those who hope to attend a few sessions but not join us for meals

For questions, e-mail Lisa Beranek at lberanek@tu.org

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