Trout

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.


November 14, 2013--As climate warms American west, iconic trout in jeopardy (NPR)

In the mountain streams of the American West, the trout rules. People don't just catch this fish; they honor it. And spend lots of money pursuing it. But some western trout may be in trouble. Rivers and streams are getting warmer and there's often less water in them.


May 4, 2013--Upper Colorado gets some instream flow rights (Summit Voice)

Battered by drought and drained to a trickle by diversions, the Upper Colorado River got a bit of a boost as a state water court finalized a decree for three important instream flow rights that could help protect trout populations during low-flows.


March 6, 2013--Fish stocked in southwest Colorado reservoirs early (Cortez Journal)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently stocked rainbow trout in three reservoirs in southwest Colorado and fishing should be excellent at those locations. The reservoirs are Totten Reservoir - 5,000 fish, just east of Cortez; Summit Reservoir, - 5,000 fish, located about 8 miles northwest of Mancos on Colo.


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