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The Denver Post had an interesting piece over the weekend about how rainbow trout are making a comeback in Colorado, after being decimated by whirling disease since the 1990s (several other Western states were hit hard, too, including Montana). What’s exciting biologists is the discovery of a [ READ MORE... ]
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This fence line photo clearly shows the benefits of the riparian fence from only one growing season. by Kevin Terry In 2014, Trout Unlimited and Conejos County, with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), embarked on an ambitious project to protect 3.5 miles of Jim Creek, which is home to a [ READ MORE... ]
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Mely Whiting By Randy Scholfield You probably don’t know Mely Whiting. She has worked quietly and persistently behind the scenes—for years on end—to keep your rivers healthy and flowing. She’s playing the long game. And she’s winning. Mely Whiting has been counsel for Trout Unlimited's Colorado  [ READ MORE... ]
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By Cary Denison A few days ago, I found myself standing in my yard yelling “Yeah, c’mon!?” while shaking my fist at a rather feeble-looking storm cloud. Now, I normally reserve this type of a pointless weekend lunacy for Broncos games and the like, but considering the dire state of the snowpack in [ READ MORE... ]
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The following commentary appeared originally in the Salt Lake Tribune.  By Scott Yates This year has given us a glimpse of our potential water future in the Colorado River Basin—and it’s not pretty. So far this winter, much of the Intermountain West is seeing below average snowpack in the mountains [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield There are people you know you can count on for a quick fishing road trip. Every year my old friend Cass and I try to get together somewhere between Denver, where I live, and Albuquerque, where he lives, for a fishing getaway.  It’s usually thrown together on very short notice. [ READ MORE... ]
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In this new TU video, Colorado ranchers Bill and Wendy Thompson tell how their stretch of the Upper Colorado River was plagued with low flows and drought that left their irrigation pumps high and dry and damaged the river’s health.Bill and Wendy Thompson from Trout Unlimited on Vimeo. Working [ READ MORE... ]
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By Richard Van Gytenbeek In 2015, Colorado finalized its first-ever statewide water plan, a thoughtful blueprint for improving water management in our state. Of particular interest to many Coloradans is the Colorado Water Plan’s goal of improving the environment and recreational opportunities on [ READ MORE... ]
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The new film “A River’s Reckoning,” produced by conservation groups Trout Unlimited and American Rivers, premiered Saturday at the 16th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, Calif., one of the nation’s most popular and prestigious environmental film festivals.The film, an [ READ MORE... ]
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By Joshua DuplechianI purposely leave a lot of reading material on the nightstand next to my bed. Books primarily with a healthy collection of TROUT Magazines and catalogs. Call it hoarding if you will. Some collect dust while others are devoured the minute I pick them up. Being the parent of [ READ MORE... ]
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