• TROUT Magazine

    Fish and fire in the West

    In June 2013, researcher and fisheries biologist Ashley Rust and her family were at their family cabin near Creede, Colo., when an afternoon rainstorm—a frequent occurrence in the San Juans at that time of year—worked through the area.  The system brought little in the way of rain but contained lightning all the same, andover the…

  • Science

    Increases in freshwater insects — an opportunity for hope?

    By Natalie Stauffer-Olsen We are currently living in the Anthropocene geological age, a period during which human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Given this, it is no surprise many scientific studies seek to determine the state of biological populations and communities.  While many have found biological population declines ubiquitous, a recent…