Monthly Archives: January 2012

Western Voters: Public Lands are Essential to Our Economy

According to the 2012 Colorado College State of the Rockies “Conservation in the West” poll, the majority of Western voters, regardless of their political persuasion, “view parks and public lands as essential to their state’s economy.” What’s more, the poll … Continue reading

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Why we are TU: Passion

Passion. This is what unites us all as TU members. We are passionate anglers, passionate about conserving the outdoors, and passionate when sharing our experiences with others. There are many ways we express that passion: At the most basic level, … Continue reading

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A wasted effort or a resource worth protecting?

We recently received the following letter on TU’s ongoing efforts to protect and restore the fragile Apache trout. What do you think? Worthwhile or a waste of time? “Not another story about Apache trout (Winter 2012)!  What is your obsession with … Continue reading

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A wake-up call on Colorado River

You shoulda been there. More than 100 Trout Unlimited members and coalition allies had a fun, noisy time yesterday raising their voices in front of the EPA building in downtown Denver (that’s Colorado TU president Sinjin Eberle on bullhorn), calling on federal regulators to … Continue reading

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Why We Fish

One of the many benefits of working for Trout Unlimited is getting the opportunity to occasionally visit the organization’s Arlington, Va.-based headquarters. Situated in the Rosslyn business district just across Key Bridge from Washington, D.C.’s famous Georgetown neighborhood, the “mothership” … Continue reading

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“Rally for the Rivers” in Denver

Hey, river lovers, if you’re in the Denver area this week, put this on your schedule: Trout Unlimited is helping stage a lunchtime Rally for the Rivers in Denver Thursday, Jan. 26 outside the EPA building downtown. The goal is to let … Continue reading

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Lake Trout

If you haven’t seen it, check out Headwaters News.  Yesterday, they carried an abbreviated version of the lake trout story, which ran in the winter issue of Trout, in their western perspectives section. It includes a link to the full … Continue reading

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Take our aquatic invasive species survey

Scientists agree that next to habitat loss, aquatic invasive species pose the greatest threat to the decline of native aquatic species in North America. Take our survey to help us identify priorities for our AIS work. Aquatic invasive species threaten … Continue reading

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Keeping farms–and salmon–healthy

Can wild salmon and agriculture coexist? I’ve learned that they can and do, in places where growers use sustainable methods.  Trout Unlimited recently launched a Salmon Safe program in eastern Washington, with the goal of educating farmers and ranchers about … Continue reading

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Responding to flooding

As the Northeast takes a wintertime breather from its river and stream recovery efforts in the wake of tropical storm Irene, a couple things come to mind. First, this act of God is likely not the last the Eastern Seaboard … Continue reading

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