Author

Kara Armano

  • Voices from the river

    Coaching an elder to success

    “One more cast,” I say to my brother from the bank above the Frying Pan River. A monster trout is rising with regularity and taunting my brother’s last nerve. I’ve been coaching him to place his fly in the exact spot from his perch on the opposite side of the run for what seems like forever.  …

  • Conservation

    Thistles and cutthroat trout

    With such abundant water throughout Southwest Colorado this year, invasive plants are thriving. While Canadian and musk thistle, mullen and even spotted knapweed provide gorgeous colors dotting the landscape, I can't help but cringe every time I see a field (or the edge of my driveway) lined with them. Mullen grows so tall it disrupts…

  • Conservation

    Colorado Governor prioritizes wildlife conservation

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22" fb_built="1" _i="0" _address="0"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" _i="0" _address="0.0"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" _i="0" _address="0.0.0" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" _builder_version="3.0.74" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" _i="0" _address="0.0.0.0"]  [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.27" min_height="438px" custom_padding="||2px|||" _i="1" _address="0.0.0.1"]This week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made protecting wildlife in the state a priority. Deer, elk, bears, mountain lions and even trout benefit…

  • Conservation

    Acid mine waste and trout don’t mix

    The North Star Mine in Silverton, Colo. Mining plays an important part to Colorado’s history. Many mountain towns were founded upon mining and some still rely on it as an economic driver. But it also left a legacy of damage and destruction to many headwater streams and rivers around the state. Trout Unlimited’s mine reclamation program balances maintaining the…

  • Community

    Women angling for conservation

    A beautiful stretch of river in northern New Mexico. A group of women recently gathered in the forests of northern New Mexico to fish and explore conservation issues while thoroughly enjoying each other's company. With abundant water and afternoon thunderstorms, the waters of the Rio de los Piños ran a bit turbid, but that didn't…

  • Conservation

    TU urges Tipton to improve REC Act

    Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton is drafting a public lands bill to safeguard places sacred to sportsmen and women in qestern Colorado.  Trout Unlimited is working closely with other members of Colorado’s elected delegation on the CORE Act to provide protections critical for fish, wildlife, and public lands, and it looks forward to working with the 3rd Congressional District leader to explore additional options that are favorable to all…

  • Conservation

    New bill would clarify management, improve fishing in Colorado

    Anglers should rejoice in the introduction of the CORE Act, particularly if they live or fish in Colorado's iconic Gunnison Valley. The Curecanti portion of the Act, introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse, would establish permanent boundaries for the current National Recreation Area making management simpler and creating improved fishing access.   In 1965, Blue Mesa Dam was completed…