January 25, 2016--Report: Warming could impact water supplies in western states (Public News Service--WY)

Surface temperatures across the globe in 2015 were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have occurred since the new century began. Noah Diffenbaugh is an associate professor at Stanford University and senior author of a&

January 18, 2016--How to shelter mountain streams in a changing world (High Country News)

If you’ve ever dreamed about fishing in the West, chances are you’ve pictured something like the South Fork of the Flathead, an achingly beautiful turquoise river tumbling over multicolored pebbles and wending through the deep forest of northwest Montana. Wade Fredenberg is among the few lucky enough to have grown up fishing there, and his childhood recollections read like a pa

August 3, 2015--Hermosa Creek trout restoration project continues (Pagosa Daily Post)

The multi-year project to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout to more than 20 miles of the Hermosa Creek watershed is continuing this summer. The project is a cooperative effort of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service and Trout Unlimited. The Hermosa Creek project is one of the largest native trout restoration project ever done in the state.

December 7, 2014--Animas River trout in decline (Durango Herald)

The number of brown and rainbow trout in the Animas River swimming through Durango has declined, according to an ongoing study. In particular, a decline has been noted in fish from 32nd Street to the Lightner Creek confluence with the Animas, said Jim White an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, who worked on the fish survey.

November 22, 2014--Climate change threatens to strip the identity of Glacier National Park (New York Times)

What will they call Glacier National Park once the glaciers are gone? A century ago, this sweep of mountains on the Canadian border boasted some 150 ice sheets, many of them scores of feet thick, plastered across summits and tucked into rocky fissures high above parabolic valleys. Today, perhaps 25 survive.

August 6, 2014--The uphill journey of the greenback cutthroat trout (WestWord)

State and federal biologists have been trying to protect the greenback cutthroat trout ever since it was included on the first-ever Endangered Species Act list in 1973. But in 2007, a University of Colorado study cast doubt on whether the fish they'd been saving were actually greenbacks at all.

July 24, 2014--Trout-A-Palooza aims to help restore the San Miguel (Telluride Daily Planet)

Along the Valley Floor and the west end of Telluride, the San Miguel River will undergo a six-step management plan to help restore its natural path after alterations made generations ago to parallel the railroad tracks. The seed money for this project comes from Gunnison Gorge Anglers’ annual Trout-A-Palooza fundraiser.

June 6, 2014--Climate change expedites hybrid trout takeover (High Country News)

When two species mate, their offspring end up with undignified new names like ‘pizzly’ (a grizzly and polar bear pairing) or ‘sparred owl’ (for barred owl and spotted owl hybrids). But the more rare species in such couplings face a far worse fate – hybridization can be a path to extinction.

May 20, 2014--Two-headed trout and a wrong-headed EPA proposal (Huff Post)

Two years ago, pollution from mining in Idaho was so severe that trout from the polluted streams were spawning mutated trout, including two-headed trout.

January 10, 2014--Upper Arkansas receives Gold Medal Trout Waters status (Chaffee County Times)

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is pleased to announce the upper Arkansas River as the newest addition to the statewide list of Gold Medal Trout Waters. The Gold Medal reach is 102 miles long from the confluence with the Lake Fork of the Arkansas River, near Leadville, downstream to Parkdale at the Highway 50 bridge crossing above the Royal Gorge.

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