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Gila trout

  • Travel

    Long live the Gila trout

    Seven of us pierced the Gila wildlands that day, and, despite the best efforts of a clueless pot-shotter, all seven of us made it out without holes in our hides. We never figured out who was shooting or what they were shooting at

    Gila trout in New Mexico.

    Huddled as close to the fallen tree as we could get, Kirk and I looked at each other, our eyes wide with surprise and a touch of fear. The bullet had missed us by a wide margin, but the fact that we could hear it as it zinged overhead after the ricochet was unnerving. "Wait…

  • Conservation

    With roadblocks comes opportunity in Arizona

    With massive projects like the proposed forest and watershed restoration efforts in Arizona come massive roadblocks. But roadblocks won’t deter Arizona Trout Unlimited from accomplishing its critical goals of forest and, therefore, watershed restoration. If you’ll recall in our first blog post in this series, AZTU has been at the table urging forest restoration initiatives through the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) to enhance watershed health…

  • Featured

    Honoring a legacy through wild and scenic designation

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" _builder_version="4.0.5" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" custom_margin="-203px||0px||false|false"]          This remote section of the Middle Fork of the Gila calls to adventurers who are willing to explore the depths of this incredible place worth permanently protecting.  By Dan Roper Restoring watersheds…

  • Conservation

    Gila trout recovery on Mt. Graham

    The effort to restore Gila trout in their native range continues to move forward

    A baby Gila trout

    By Nate Rees Gila trout are one of the rarest trout species in the United States, making them a focus of Trout Unlimited’s restoration work on native, southwestern trout. They are only found in Arizona and New Mexico earning them a spot on the federal Endangered Species List in 1967. But they were re-classified as…

  • Advocacy

    Playing the long game

    [et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.0.5" text_text_color="#000000" text_font_size="50px" header_text_align="center" background_enable_image="off" global_module="41735" saved_tabs="all"]Five years of advocacy on behalf of native fish and wild places in the Gila National Forest Make your comments heard today [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.0.5"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.0.5"][et_pb_image src="https://www.tu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MM8334_140325__08803-scaled.jpg" _builder_version="4.0.5"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.0.5"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.0.5"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" _builder_version="4.0.5" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"…

  • Conservation

    Restoring a future with Gila trout

    By Jeff Arterburn Very few people encounter the mountainous region of southwestern New Mexico known as "The Gila" by accident. The nearest interstates track the open desert valleys far from the sierra. Locals here will still acknowledge the occurrence of oncoming vehicles with a finger raised momentarily from the steering wheel, and not the middle…