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  • Youth

    Hiking the CDT: A dangerous maze of downfalls and snow

    Because we weathered the storm down in Denver, we remained unaware that there had been very high winds at Lake Granby. Those winds had blown over trees in huge patches, destroying acres and acres of forest.

    By Henry Strawbridge Editor’s Note: The Strawbridge family from Lakeland, Fla., hiked the length of the Continental Divide Trail – all 3,100 miles of it – from Canada to Mexico. Henry Strawbridge, 14, provided updates of their journey to Trout Unlimited as they passed through the historic range of seven native trout species. You can track the…

  • Advocacy

    Responsible oil and gas development can happen

    Colorado TU and national TU worked in harmony to pass groundbreaking changes to Colorado’s oil and gas drilling regulations.   Starting in 2014, Trout Unlimited initiated conversations with the oil and gas industry and conservation partners to establish more robust protections for Colorado’s most important fisheries. The idea was simple: prohibit stream-side oil and gas development and require spill protection…

  • Voices from the river

    Home is where the fish are

    Home. It’s where many of us feel most alive and comforted. And this year, many of us have become all too familiar with our homes. Since I work from home (and have for years), I cherish the idea of expanding my concept of home.   My physical home is lovely. A ranch-style house with three bedrooms (one too many,…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers

    Empty pools and peace of mind

    Editor's Note: During Public Lands Month in September Trout Unlimited's Costa 5 Rivers program director reached out to four student leaders and asked them to capture their experience recreating on public lands, what lessons they learned during the month, and what they did to recreate responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are their stories and…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers

    Finding a deeper story in the Vermont woods

    Editor's Note: During Public Lands Month in September Trout Unlimited's Costa 5 Rivers program director reached out to four student leaders and asked them to capture their experience recreating on public lands, what lessons they learned during the month, and what they did to practice #ResponsibleRecreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are their stories and…

  • Voices from the river

    Fishing in the abyss

    California’s Owens River offers prettier sections. There are certainly reaches of this stream where an angler can find larger trout. There are many places on this river where you will not hear and feel electric diodes buzzing like murder wasps in the background. In fact, fishing the deep, dark-walled gorge this river carved over millennia…