Tag Archives: Randy Scholfield

Buy a trout a drink: support water leasing

  On many Western streams, it’s tough for trout to hang on in the face of drought, low flows and high temperatures.  This article in Wyofile highlights one way to address the problem–water leasing.  For several years, Trout Unlimited has been … Continue reading

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Firehole Ranch: preserving tradition and trout

Guest blog by Laura Ziemer, director, Trout Unlimited Montana Water Project When Lyndy Caine bought the venerable Firehole Ranch in 1999, her goal was not just to save one of Montana’s iconic fly-fishing ranches—it was to preserve a way of … Continue reading

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Salmon Safe feast: a taste of conservation

I was lucky enough to be in the beautiful Methow Valley of Washington state this past Sunday for TU’s second annual Salmon Safe Feast of Field and Stream dinner near Winthrop. It was a gorgeous evening with some 100 guests feasting on … Continue reading

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Salmon Safe gives growers an edge

Let’s say you have a choice between two packages of bing cherries. One of the packages has a label certifying that the cherries were grown in a sustainable way that protects salmon and river health. Which would you choose? As a consumer, that’s … Continue reading

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There’s a hole in the river . . .

Check out this great article on Huffington Post by Zach Podmore, part of the Down The River expedition floating the Colorado River. He witnessed firsthand the “hole” in the Colorado River below Windy Gap Reservoir caused by water diversions to … Continue reading

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A shared vision for the Crooked River

Our water problems in the West at times seem so large, complicated, and conflicted, that it’s easy to give in to despair. We need victories like this to show us that we can work together to get things done: Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden … Continue reading

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Oneida Narrows victory: Team TU at work

  This is big: Idaho officials have rejected a water permit for a proposed dam at Oneida Narrows in southeastern Idaho. That means the Bear River through Oneida Narrows will continue to flow freely, benefiting generations of anglers and reacreation users … Continue reading

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Helping fish beat the heat

It’s shaping up as a brutally hot and dry summer on many Colorado streams–and that’s grim news for our trout fisheries, which depend on cold, clean water. Colorado TU and TU’s Western Water Project recently called for anglers to practice … Continue reading

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Senate gives a boost to farms and fish

That cheering you heard yesterday afternoon in TU offices was in response to the Senate vote yesterday to reauthorize the Farm Bill–it’s a huge victory for farms and fish. That’s right – we care about the Farm Bill. And so should you, fellow … Continue reading

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Million pipeline: Go ahead, stick a fork in it. . .

Developer Aaron Million’s fantasy water pipeline proposal, which would devastate the world-class trout fishery of the Green River and suck the life out of the Flaming Gorge region’s tourism economy, was dealt another blow last week, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected … Continue reading

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