• Government Affairs

    Oft-divided groups tour ranch along the Wyoming-Colorado border

    FFA president joins Trout Unlimited and other partners to urge passage of infrastructure funding to ensure water security in the West By Laura Ziemer and Pat O'Toole It’s not every day that you see municipal, agricultural, and conservation interests coming together around big, substantive issues. Last month, these diverse interests jointly urged Congress to include resources for water, forestry and ecosystem…

  • Conservation

    Meet Lydia: TU’s newest Farm Bill expert

    One of TU’s newest and brightest minds joined the Western Water and Habitat Program as its regional Farm Bill associate. Meet Lydia Bleifuss.   After growing up in Wisconsin, Lydia spent her undergrad years in Oregon researching transboundary water management and hydropower policy while interning with numerous water-based organizations focused on western rivers. This allowed her to understand water scarcity in the west and…

  • Community

    The ecology of multiple use

    Partners working together to protect one species and provide for another Effective partnerships win The 2014 listing of the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse as a federally endangered species caused the closure of an expansive meadow along the Rio Cebolla to all uses – camping, fishing and especially grazing. As a gathering pasture in the…