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Our Mountains

By Steven Brutger, Wyoming Energy Coordinator We had big grins on our face.  Bouncing down a dusty gravel road in the dark. Gas station burritos in hand and the radio blaring an old George Straight tune.  Sleeping under the stars … Continue reading

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Clearwater Basin Collaborative reaches milestone

Big news from Idaho this week when the Clearwater Basin Collaborative announced an agreement on a work plan which would strike an important balance between conservation measures and maintaining rural economies in the area. The agreement was five years in … Continue reading

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Rio Grande del Norte: The Kid’s River

                    By Garrett VeneKlasen Yesterday, Senator Udall and the staff of Senator Heinrich and Congressman Lujan held a public ceremony at the Taos County Courthouse to officially commemorate the designation of … Continue reading

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Embracing an icon: Rio Grande del Norte monument designation

Rio Grande del Norte from Our Sporting Heritage on Vimeo. By Garrett VeneKlasen As you head north out of Santa Fe on US-285 there is a prominent overpass spanning the highway. Stamped deep in its massive upper concrete support beam, … Continue reading

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Hello, Sally Jewell. We are sportsmen. And we know balance.

As Sally Jewell sat for her confirmation hearing as the Secretary of the Interior this morning, there seemed to be a general tenor underlining all questions and answers, a tenor that applies directly to anglers and hunters. Balance – the … Continue reading

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TU member named one of Field and Stream’s Conservation Heros

TU’s Dave Sweet was recently selected as a Field and Stream Hero of Conservation and featured in the February issue of the magazine. Dave’s TU accomplishments read like a laundry list as long as a two-handed fly rod. Most recently, … Continue reading

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Anglers speak up for Rio Grande del Norte

Nick Streit, owner of Taos Fly Shop, has long been an outspoken advocate for wild things and wild places. And lately, that effort has been re-doubled. Check it out: My wife gave me a Stimulator for Valentine’s Day this year. No … Continue reading

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Sportsmen Support Protections for Colorado’s San Juan Mountains

The equation has never been complicated – open spaces mean healthier fish and game, which means more hunters and anglers. More hunters and anglers means more dollars for communities, especially rural ones. In Colorado, hunting and angling generates over $2.1 … Continue reading

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What would you compromise for your fishing?

What are you willing to compromise to keep your fishing the way it is? We posted here a few weeks ago about a changing climate. “Sooner or later, anyone who enjoys trout fishing has to wonder: “What if the summers do … Continue reading

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The impact of the Idaho Roadless Rule in two acts

We got word yesterday that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Idaho Roadless Rule – a wonky rule that most people don’t even know about let alone understand. It was a big victory for conservation, without a doubt. … Continue reading

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