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New Mexico

  • TU Business Community

    TU Business profile: Land of Enchantment Guides

    Land of Enchantment Guides has opened a fly shop called the Fly Fishing Outpost in Santa Fe.

    Noah Parker and his son Shane Parker-Kast. Really good guys, and really great guides. If you don’t know them, you should. You should fish New Mexico with them. Coming from three generations of fly fishermen, Shane Parker-Kast was probably destined to be a fishing guide. He first went out on his father’s lobster boat when…

  • From the field

    Against all odds, these native trout survive

    In the Rio San Antonio, TU is working to restore a vital and vulnerable watershed. A river in northern New Mexico that harbors three native fish species — Rio Grande chub, Rio Grande sucker, and Rio Grande cutthroat trout — is named for the largest free-standing mountain in the country. The spectacular landscape notwithstanding, it’s…

  • When the monsoons finally come

    My son was invited on a boating trip to celebrate a pal’s birthday. The original plan featured a lake about an hour away, but since that one had dried up, they drove three hours farther to a reservoir near the Texas border. It’s flat out there on the plains, but back here in Santa Fe,…

  • From the President

    Paying it forward in New Mexico

    I want to share a quintessential Trout Unlimited story...

    I want to share a quintessential Trout Unlimited story. Last week, I was virtually testifying before a subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee on a mundanely named, but important, bill called the Legacy Roads and Trails Act. As usual, the government affairs team had me well prepared to advocate for a bill that would…

  • Fishing

    Seeking treasure in Apache trout country

    Invasives and overconfidence cloud early efforts to bring an Apache trout to hand Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to reach the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge, attempting to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical ranges of the 12 states in the…

  • Science

    In New Mexico, beavers and people aren’t so different

    By Abelino Fernandez Leger In fall of 2020, I worked with Trout Unlimited and Defenders of Wildlife and River Source — a small company specializing in watershed restoration, education and research in New Mexico — on a beaver habitat assessment survey in northern New Mexico. The project goal was to find rivers where beavers could be relocatedand where beavers could do the work…