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.


July 31, 2012--CPW to kill all fish in Miramonte Reservoir (Telluride Daily Planet)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is taking drastic measures to eradicate a species of fish in Miramonte Reservoir officials say is a threat to native species. In summer or fall 2013, the agency will use an organic pesticide to kill all the fish in the lake near Norwood in order to get rid of smallmouth bass. Officials say the bass were illegally introduced into the lake sometime before 2011.


July 27, 2012--Water cleared for native trout (Durango Herald)

Biologists on Monday will start second-phase treatment in the Hermosa Creek watershed to create a home for native Colorado River cutthroat trout. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service personnel will apply Rotenone to kill non-native fish, specifically brook trout.


July 7, 2012--New CU study shows that nitrogen compounds from cars, power plants and agriculture threaten alpine ecosystems (Summit Voice)

Nitrogen compounds from power plants, auto emissions and agriculture is starting to change the alpine vegetation in Rocky Mountain National Park in “subtle but important” ways, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study conducted at the school’s Mountain Research Station.


July 1, 2012--Experts expect drought to impact wildlife (Montrose Daily Press)

Between fire bans, wildfires, evacuations, canceled festivities and even voluntary fishing bans on some rivers, it is clear to see the how hot, dry conditions this summer are affecting residents across the state.


October 4, 2011--Section of San Juan River closing for habitat work (Denver Post)

The Game and Fish Department says a fish habitat project will require the closing of part of the blue-ribbon trout fishing waters on the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexi

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