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An otherwise routine trip to check on a conservation project turned into a grand adventure for TU staffer Nick Walrath and his daughter, Aven. Walrath family photo. By Nick Walrath As parents we sometimes overlook the fact what may seem a mundane routine to us could be the adventure of a lifetime [ READ MORE... ]
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The Barnes family--Eric, April and Timber--in front of the nation's Capitol.  By Cory Toye Last week, TU staffers, including myself and Scott Yates, director of our Western Water and Habitat Program, accompanied a group of Wyoming and Utah ranchers to the mean streets of D.C. to talk to our nation' [ READ MORE... ]
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Volunteers from the Jackson Hole chapter of Trout Unlimited gathered to help plant willows along a restored section of Unnamed Creek on the Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch Tributary Restoration Project. Trout Unlimited photo.   By Leslie Steen   Once the good part of the pavement stops it still takes [ READ MORE... ]
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Helping organize rallies, like this one at the Idaho State Capitol, to show elected officials how sportsmen and sportswomen feel about legislation is an important part of the politics of conservation. Trout Unlimited photo. By Brett Prettyman Waders and work boots are the uniforms people typically [ READ MORE... ]
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By the Seedskadee Chapter Board of Directors Trout Unlimited does many great things across our country, but also faces many challenges moving into the future. One brought up often at state council meetings in Wyoming—and likely across the country—is the age and diversity of the board of the local [ READ MORE... ]
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by Laura Ziemer The future of the West is inextricably linked to its water. The early pioneers first found a spring, stream, or dug a well, and then built their homestead—not the other way around. Although the scale is different today, water security and drought resilience are still fundamental to [ READ MORE... ]
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Land your next trout onto the stripping apron of an ultralight float tube amongst the breathtaking solitude of backcountry still waters.  Backcountry ultralight float tubing is a GREAT introduction to trout, an absolute blast for an experienced angler, and a journey to bring families and friends [ READ MORE... ]
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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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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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