Monthly Archives: February 2012

Farm Bill — a conservation heavyweight

Did you know that the Farm Bill is one of the most powerful conservation tools in our nation’s history? Absolutely true. The legions of Americans who love to fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors owe a lot to little-known but highly effective Farm … Continue reading

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Million Pipeline: Is the project dead? Don’t bet on it

What’s next for the “Regional Watershed Supply Project?” That’s the preferred name the developers have bestowed upon a proposal to take water from the Green River and Flaming Gorge reservoir and pump it east more than 500 miles and over the Continental Divide to … Continue reading

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TU Rocks Denver with Rally for Rivers II!

Can you hear us now?  On Wednesday morning, TU staged a boisterous rally on the steps of the Colorado state Capitol building, sending Gov. John Hickenlooper a clear message: “Don’t Suck the Upper Colorado River Dry.”  A group of about … Continue reading

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You Fish. They Donate.

We might really have to twist your arm for this one.  You can help protect Bristol Bay’s world class rainbow and salmon rivers by – hold on, this is going to be tough – fishing.  Yep, that’s right, just by … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Dreamin’

My first exposure to Yellowstone National Park came, oddly enough, through two sets of playing cards my grandparents brought home from their trip to Wyoming in the mid-1970s. One deck featured the time-honored scene of Old Faithful erupting into a … Continue reading

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For those who have given so much

As we head into our second year of the Veterans Service Program, a few thousand disabled veterans from around the country are eagerly anticipating their first on-stream adventures or 2012. Spending these cold winter months practicing their casting and learning … Continue reading

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The wandering angler…

I had a good conversation with a couple of friends over the weekend about the difference between hunters and anglers, and why it’s important for Trout Unlimited to engage with the hunting community, particularly when it comes to keeping our … Continue reading

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Roadless Rule rolls past latest challenge

If the writing on the wall wasn’t clear already, the Feb. 16 ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver just bumped up the font size to something more suitable for giant billboards or sky-writing. The message is pretty … Continue reading

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Youth Art Exhibit Celebrates Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

  An exhibit featuring art made byKetchikan elementary students that celebrates Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is on display at the Tongass Historical Museum through February 25. “A Forest of Words: Youth Voices Celebrate the Tongass National Forest” is a … Continue reading

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Where is Gov. Hick on Upper Colorado River?

Important story in today’s Denver Post: The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for enhanced flows for the Upper Colorado River in the face of proposed water diversions– fully vindicating what TU has been saying all along about the state’s namesake … Continue reading

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