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scott.willoughby

  • Conservation

    Climate change at its CORE

    Stewing in the sun and smoke of the late-August afternoon, even the temptingly titled Shady Island River Park was overmatched. Cottonwoods lining the shore of the Gunnison River offered only modest relief as the mercury climbed north of 95 degrees, and soon enough the haze of Colorado’s largest recorded wildfire would overcome our little oasis…

  • The magic of time and light

    Summer light and good fishing bring TU's advocacy work into focus Among the ample life lessons bestowed by the pursuit of trout on the fly is one I like to think of as the gospel of timing and lighting. Which is to say, timing and lighting are the secret to life. Maybe not so much…

  • Community

    Random acts of kindness among fellow anglers

    Social distancing doesn’t mean we have to detach completely. We are, after all, united in our love of trout. And nothing connects us to them — and one another — quite like fishing. So in this time of unprecedented social distortion, it’s comforting to know that our trout fishing community is still able to find…

  • Advocacy

    Want more Gunnison River? Pass the CORE Act

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.3.4"]Curecanti provision offers overdue access to top Colorado trout fishery [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" fullwidth="on" _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_fullwidth_image src="https://www.tu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gunnison-Blue-Mesa-Reservoir-Inlet.jpg" _builder_version="4.0.5" hover_enabled="0"][/et_pb_fullwidth_image][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.3.4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.0.5" hover_enabled="0"]Photos by Connie Rudd. How does 12 miles of new public fishing access on one of the West’s best trout fisheries sound to you? I know,…

  • Conservation

    Hunting for conservation

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.0.2"]CORE Act hits its target as Colorado Rep. Neguse leads public lands legislation to success in Congress [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_image src="https://www.tu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Fall-in-Colorados-Thompson-Divide.jpg" _builder_version="4.0.2"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="4.0.2" min_height="222px"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.0.2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.0.2"]Shooting a skunk on the eve of elk hunting season could hardly be considered a good omen. But…

  • Conservation

    Local input opens opportunity for BLM Lands in South Park

    South Park, Colorado The Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office covers some 666,000 acres of public lands sloping eastward from the Great Divide, through Colorado’s Front Range and into the rolling grasslands of the High Plains. Tucked into the rugged folds of its western shoulder lies one of the state’s richest landscapes, home to…