Mine cleanup

  • Advocacy

    Why the federal budget matters for trout and salmon

    If you're looking for ways to lose your friends’ attention, try mentioning the federal budget.   But the legislation that funds our nation's sprawling government apparatus is vitally important for the lands and waterways that support the country’s water quality, fisheries, public lands, and much more.   On Tuesday, the President signed this year's massive $1.5 trillion…

  • From the field

    Bringing back the upper Animas

    Seven years after the Gold King spill, a $90 million settlement agreement sets the watershed on the course for recovery In August 2015, three million gallons of mining waste flooded out of the Gold King Mine and into the Animas River near Silverton.   But the real damage to wild trout fisheries had been done long…