Author

Kara Armano

  • Conservation

    Colorado has a water plan; now let’s fully fund it.

    Finalized in 2015, the Colorado Water Plan is backed by rural and urban water providers, agricultural producers, conservationists and recreationists, and those on both sides of the political aisle. It is described by its authors as “a road map to lead to a productive economy, vibrant and sustainable cities, productive agriculture, a strong environment and a robust recreation industry. It sets…

  • Keep the Grand Canyon grand

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.29.3" fb_built="1" _i="0" _address="0"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.29.3" _i="0" _address="0.0"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.29.3" _i="0" _address="0.0.0"][et_pb_image src="https://www.tu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/D65RRD-1_cropped.jpg" align="center" _builder_version="3.29.3" _i="0" _address="0.0.0.0"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.29.3" fb_built="1" _i="1" _address="1"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.29.3" custom_margin="-63px|auto||auto||" _i="0" _address="1.0"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.29.3" _i="0" _address="1.0.0"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.29.3" custom_padding="||0px|||" _i="0" _address="1.0.0.0"]Stewart Udall said, “There’s not a single person in Arizona who can say the Grand Canyon was a mistake,” and that is still…

  • Voices from the river

    Hard work has payoffs

    Hermosa Creek surrounded by gorgeous San Juan mountains I recently went out with the Five Rivers TU chapter in Durango, Colo., to help plant willows along the banks of the Hermosa Creek. (Full disclosure: I’m on the board of the chapter). Closing in on the final steps, I couldn’t wait to get out there to see all the work completed…

  • Voices from the river

    Fly fishing contortionist

    It’s impressive to think about what our bodies do for us while on the hunt for trout. Clawing our way through thick brush, scooting down steep slopes or lunging to jump from boulder to boulder touches on only some of the contortions we make while fishing.   Watching Toner Mitchell, New Mexico’s water and habitat program…

  • Conservation

    Our duty to comment on public lands plans

    Fishing in the Valle Vidal north of Questa in the Carson National Forest. American's have a birthright to federal public lands throughout the nation. Forests, rivers, grasslands and more offer exceptional recreational opportunities for each one of us, and we have a duty to speak up on how they are managed. In New Mexico, two…

  • Voices from the river

    Fishing and aging

    Aging. We all do it — every minute and second of every day. Why is wisdom gained only with age? Hitting a rather large, round number earlier this year, I’ve been reflecting on life — how to spend more time living my life, how to spend more time with the people I love, and how to make the most of those minutes and seconds, every day.  Of course, one answer…

  • Conservation

    National Park Service strives to create home for native cutthroat

    Sand Creek Lakes What a thrilling prospect to catch native fish in a spectacular wilderness setting like in the picture above. That is what anglers’ dreams are made of. Years of hard work, planning and enduring partnerships strove towards this goal, but it’s still not quite a realized dream.   In 2005, Fred Bunch, chief of resource management at Great Sand Dunes National Park and…