Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Look Back at Climate Science while Legislation Remains in a Holding Pattern

The dynamic around energy and climate legislation has changed in Congress as of late, and Senate leaders on this legislation are trying to sort out how best to move forward. As we wait to see what path they choose, this … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 1 Comment

Chris Wood to Become New CEO of TU

Chris Wood, currently TU’s Chief Operating Officer, will become CEO on February 1.  He will succeed Charles Gauvin, who has been TU’s CEO since 1991. Trout Unlimited’s board of trustees approved the succession plan at its meeting last week in … Continue reading

Posted in All Things Fishing, Conservation, Protection, Restoration | Tagged | Leave a comment

Teton Dam study: money down a rathole . . .

With Idaho facing serious budget shortfalls, Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker asks the question that TU has been asking for some time: Why is Idaho planning to spend $400,000 on a study of rebuilding a dam that few people think … Continue reading

Posted in Protection | Tagged | Leave a comment

Suburban wells a threat to ranchers, rivers in West

Despite the growing scarcity of water in the arid West, some developers are exploiting a glaring loophole — unregulated, so-called “exempt” wells — to push through new subdivisions.  It’s a growing problem that is pitching ranchers against suburban developments and raising thorny issues … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fishing for Gold

The current issue of Science Magazine has a story about Bristol Bay and the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine, to be located in the salmon-rich bay’s headwaters. The article features Sarah O’Neal, a fisheries biologist whose research in the … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Conservation, Protection | Tagged | Leave a comment

TU celebrates as more leases on the Rocky Mountain Front are returned

Add another 29,000 acres of permanently protected fish and game habitat to Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Thanks largely to the efforts of TU and a host of other conservation organizations, this prime piece of wild real estate in northern Montana … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

SCP staffers appear on Wyoming Wildlife TV

Tom Reed and Cathy Purves make a significant contribution to the latest Wyoming Wildlife TV episode, where they discuss the state of Wyoming’s four subspecies of native cutthroat trout, and the threats to these remarkable fish.   Snake River fine-spotted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dillingham Declares Opposition to Pebble

The largest community in the Bristol Bay region has gone on record opposing the proposed Pebble mine. The resolution passed by the city of Dillingham this week follows a similar one adopted last month by Bristol Bay Native Corp., the … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska | Tagged | Leave a comment

Red Gold Screening in Denver This Weekend

If you haven’t seen the award-winning documentary about Bristol Bay, Red Gold, and happen to be in Denver this week, now is your chance.  Red Gold will be shown twice on Friday, Jan. 8 at Quixotes, 2637 Welton Street, in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

TU loses a champion in Charlie Meyers

TU and the fishing community are in mourning today after hearing the news of the passing of Charlie Meyers, the legendary outdoors writer for the Denver Post. Charlie was best known for his columns and features on the outdoors and … Continue reading

Posted in All Things Fishing, Conservation, Sportsmen's Conservation Project | Tagged | Leave a comment