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    Why this trout angler likes wind farms

    By Paul DoscherI'll admit it. I was what some call an environmentalist (I prefer conservationist) before I was a TU member. Of course, I had angling in my history, but that was back when my father would wake me up at 5 a.m. on summer mornings so we could go out and catch our summer…

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    Attribution for science

    My father was a statistician. After I took introductory statistics my fourth semester in college, I remember him saying he was glad that I could now appreciate that what he did for a living was more complicated than compiling the statistics I read each day in the sports pages. While I did not follow his…

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    Thanks Joe

    By Chris Wood “I was the first person Charles Gauvin hired at Trout Unlimited when he became CEO in 1992. He wanted to hire Steve Moyer, but Steve and Michelle just had their first child, and Steve thought the organization’s finances were too unstable. At the time Trout Unlimited had a budget of $2 million…

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    Where skill, joy and service unite

    By Chris Wood After I graduated college, my older brother, John, introduced me to a friend who was a Jesuit priest. At the time, I was a somewhat aimless bartender, ice cream maker and assistant high school football coach. One night after dinner and drinks, Father Donald asked me three questions: “Chris, what do you…

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    Voices from the River: Reality bats last

    Photo: Jerry McBride/Durango Herald By Randy Scholfield  It’s hard to face reality sometimes, even when it’s staring you in the face. Even when, as at present, it’s slapping us in the face.  Gaze out across another scorched summer of drought and fires in the West, and diminished water supplies and watersheds, and tell me climate…

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    The future offers hope

    By Chris Wood Jake Marshall, whose Dad helped to organize TroutFest, a huge TU event in Texas that raises a lot of money for youth education through the Tomorrow Fund, said he was there “to help conserve our water s.” Laurel Smith, a graduate of the amazing Georgia Trout Camp, said she was there “to…

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    Red light — Green light

    By Chris Wood The other morning, my friend, Brent Fewell, an attorney who worked at the EPA under President George W. Bush, wrote: “Had dinner and a very encouraging conversation last evening with seven prominent GOP Senators who want to make the environment and conservation a greater priority for the GOP, a return to Teddy…