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Cary Denison, TU’s project coordinator in the Gunnison area, says that many anglers don’t realize that much of the West’s native trout have been removed from their historical ranges, and the remaining “natives” are those fish that many consider to be trash fish. “If we aim to improve these rivers, [ READ MORE... ]
“Trout in the classroom provides hands on, inquiry-based learning," said Grenader. "As a project-based teacher, this program fits into my curriculum perfectly. I am able to engage the students, and integrate the fifth grade science standards into the program seamlessly. My students feel like real [ READ MORE... ]
One lesson of Abrams Creek: In a world of less water, there’s hope for preserving the health and quality of our rivers, fish and wildlife if we dig in and work together on solutions.
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON November 2, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
An intern's summer of mine work
I couldn’t be happier with my experience working for TU’s Abandoned Mine Land team. The internship helped me to expand and sharpen my skills with measuring and sampling data, communicating with coworkers and other collaborating companies, as well as practice critical thinking and planning.
I carefully examined each fly, admiring each one. I couldn’t wait to try out my new fishing flies at my favorite fishing spot. Fly fishing has been a part of my family for three generations. My grandfather, my father and now myself are connected and bonded with fly fishing. Every time I tie my own [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON October 13, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fraser River on the upswing
“This section of the Fraser River is the healthiest I’ve seen this river in the 47 years I’ve lived here,” TU’s Klancke said. “The best part is we’re hoping to do more river improvements like this in the future with our Learning By Doing partners.”
The Clean Water Rule is essential to protecting our home waters, here in Colorado and across the nation. We cannot risk having the EPA roll it back. That action would result in leaving the majority of the streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands in the lower 48 without protection.
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON September 19, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Voices from the River: Short days
Dad can’t do everything he once could, and he has bad days, but he’s still plugging away and finding joy in fishing and the outdoors. He knows he’s in the waning years of his life, and maybe because of that, he still gets up and gets out and keeps active. He’s still teaching me. “Do everything you [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON September 12, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
TU project wins over ranchers
Trout Unlimited has planted its conservation flag in collaborative work that meets partners in the “pragmatic center"--an approach that's helping sustain our rural communities, river flows and fishing.
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON September 5, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Voices from the River: The Crick
Paul and I didn’t need to read peer-reviewed studies to know that this little crick, like the millions of other intermittent streams like it, combine with other unnamed water sources, transporting runoff, sediment, food and many other important elements vital for cold, clean, fishable waters.