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COVID-19

  • Trout Talk

    Bumping fists with trout

    So I finally shook off the COVID blues and decided to go fishing one day last week.  Yampa River, northern Colorado, and admittedly it might have been a better day to ski, but I just couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to fish.   So I trudged through the snowpack to a prime spot, and the sun…

  • Voices from the river

    Sighs of relief

    Do you make your sighs of relief audible? I sure have been lately.   Snow is currently falling in Southwest Colorado and it is piling up. Ahhhh. I can breathe a cautious sigh of relief for the trout in our watersheds. I can nearly hear the trees and plants sigh for the water nourishing their roots.   On a personal note, I’m…

  • Community

    TU’s new cutthroat trout face coverings now available

    This past summer Trout Unlimited offered a limited run of special, trout-printed face coverings.  The brook, rainbow and brown trout face gaiters were a huge hit. We all know what comes after a blockbuster: a sequel. Many asked for a cutthroat trout version of our face coverings, and that's exactly what we've delivered. But, as the…

  • Featured

    Plan and then plan again

    The year 2020 has been a year of wrecked plans

    The year 2020 has been a year of wrecked plans. Any sort of travel – cancelled. Celebrations with friends and family – done through Zoom. Even the regular trip to the grocery store or out to eat – reimagined with a mask and attempts at social distancing. This is even truer for me dealing with the ravages…

  • Community

    New face coverings designed to keep anglers safe during outbreak

    Trout Unlimited this week unveiled its new double-lined face coverings designed to be worn by anglers who fish with and alongside others as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the nation. The coverings resemble cut-down face gaiters often worn for sun protection, and while they may certainly provide some ultraviolet relief, the face coverings are primarily designed to reduce…

  • Youth

    Salmon and Trout in the Classroom: uncertainty and innovation during the pandemic

    Could S/TIC be a valuable virtual learning tool during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let’s face it: this school year is going to be a huge challenge as teachers, parents, and students prepare for a brave, new semester of strange, new virtual participation. A number of states have announced plans to re-open in-person classes while others are looking at hybrid or all-virtual instruction. As this is…

  • Community

    Looking for America

    A drive deep into the West can heal the soul and freshen commitment to causes

    The original plan was to drive east to meet my wife’s family in North Carolina. The time away from her mother, sisters and Gus’ cousins had been torture, but every state along our route was preparing to open up while the virus was still out of control. As we saw it, forcing customers and employees…