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Wyoming rancher Jackson Ramsay leaning against headgate improved with help from Trout Unlimited. (Photo credit: Jim Paussa/Aspen Journalism) by Randy Scholfield Conventional wisdom held that there would always be deep-seated hostility and endless conflict between agriculture producers and [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of The Advocate With the "Cajun Navy" recalled from the lakes and bayous of the South to help rescue stranded victims of the relentless rains brought about by Hurricane Harvey, the good folks at Orvis are out to turn the fly fishing community into the "Texas Marine Corps." The [ READ MORE... ]
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Two of my favorite things in this world are beer and fishing. And you can’t have either without clean water. At Upslope Brewery, we oppose any changes to the Clean Water Rule that would weaken the protections it established for critically important waterways like small streams and wetlands. Our [ READ MORE... ]
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Technology in fishing has grown by leaps and bounds over the last half-century or so. Anglers now can take to the water in bass boats equipped with mapping-grade sonar fish finders, trolling motors and gear that, to our grandfathers, would be likely be described as "newfangled." Even fly fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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Here's a little good news for your weekend. A few days ago, a year to the day that tens of thousands of coldwater fish were killed in the Yellowstone River due to low flows, high water temperatures, and associated disease, TU signed an agreement with Kinross—a mining company out of Toronto—that [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield With grim news of changing climate—scientists say the impacts are visible everywhere now—and an administration with its head resolutely in the sand, things can look pretty discouraging for people who care about rivers. It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, What can one person [ READ MORE... ]
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A Willowemoc creek green drake. By Jerry Schoen We have seen a lot on the TU blog and elsewhere about how climate change is affecting fish and their cold-water habitats, but one under-appreciated concern is that climate change also disrupts the life cycles of aquatic insects. This, in turn, might [ READ MORE... ]
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A technician uses an antenna and radio receiver to locate fish in Milk Creek. By Brian Hodge As every TU member knows, salmon and trout depend on a steady supply of cool or cold water to survive. Accordingly, steam temperature serves as a relatively good index or predictor of salmonid habitat. [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield Conservation work can be a long, hard slog, so it’s important to celebrate the successes when they come—and this is big: Colorado TU’s years of hard work and negotiations paid off recently with a U.S. Forest Service settlement on Long Draw Reservoir that will launch a major [ READ MORE... ]
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 I  Whenever I'm on the road on my way to visit a beautiful natural place to camp and/or fish, I usually play some soothing music to get me in the mood. One of the songs on my playlist is "The Lucky One", by Allison Krauss. I feel like that guy in the song sometimes because, well, I've been lucky, [ READ MORE... ]
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