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blog BY chris_wood ON November 22 - 0 COMMENTS
Giving thanks
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Seven years ago, I asked Marcia Woolman, the first woman to win the Ray Mortenson Award, the highest honor Trout Unlimited gives to a volunteer, what was most important for volunteers. Her response? “Chris, just say thank you.” Today, I begin every day thinking about Marcia’s counsel. How do you [ READ MORE... ]
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Bob Capron has helped move countless trout from sure death in irrigation canals back to the mainstem of the Shoshone river near Cody, Wyoming. Brett Prettyman/Trout Unlimited By Dave Sweet Any angler lucky enough to have caught trout near Cody, Wyoming, may want to send Bob Capron a thank you note [ READ MORE... ]
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Utah farmer Kevin Cotner and his wife Kayleen in front of the Capitol building.  By Randy Scholfield It’s no secret that ranchers and conservationists haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. “We don’t usually sit down at the table with these folks,” said Kevin Cotner, a tall, mustachioed Utah farmer who [ READ MORE... ]
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Coaster brook trout oil painting by Alexis Rockman   The Great Lakes are one of the most important natural treasures in the world, holding 20 percent of the earth’s fresh water and forming an interconnected system that is among the most beautiful, economically significant and ecologically complex [ READ MORE... ]
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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is in the news again, as the oil and gas industry—sensing more friendly political winds— takes another shot at the effort to sink oil wells into the permafrost north of the Brooks Range. A couple of summer ago, I topped the Brooks Range on the Dalton Highway and [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of Hatch Magazine. Like John Tobey, who craftedhttps://www.hatchmag.com/articles/snob/7714493 this excellent piece in Hatch Magazine, most bass I've caught in recent years turned up while I was fishing for trout. I remember one sultry June evening on the Housatonic, while [ READ MORE... ]
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One of several BDAs (beaver dam analogues) recently installed in Squaw Creek to improve floodplain connectivity, among many other habitat benefits.   By Tom Kloehn       Trout Unlimited believes that conservation work begins with people. This belief was affirmed again when over 75 volunteers [ READ MORE... ]
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Colorado pikeminnow: don't talk trash about natives (credit: U.S Fish and Wildlife) By Randy Scholfield Ugly fish. Trash fish. Suckers. Chubs. A lot of native fish in our rivers don’t get no respect. Many anglers consider them good for nothing, except for throwing back—way back onto the bank. But [ READ MORE... ]
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Remote sensing is being used to measure improvement in Lahontan cutthroat trout habitat in Nevada. By Dan Dauwalter, Kurt Fesenmyer and Helen Neville Have you ever assisted your local DNR biologist with a painstaking habitat survey on your favorite trout stream where you tediously measured the [ READ MORE... ]
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The Lambert family on the Klamath River.   Trout Unlimited has been working for nearly two decades to resolve long-standing conflicts in the Klamath River basin over water. Our efforts have helped develop several ground-breaking agreements that will provide more water security for upper basin [ READ MORE... ]
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