Trout Unlimited

March 5, 2014--Sides agree to innovative Fraser River deal to help slake Denver Water thirst (Colorado Independent)

Ranchers, anglers and big-city water bosses raised a white flag in Colorado’s long-running water wars this week by setting aside bullying and threats of lawsuits and permit appeals.

November 21, 2013--Bill is a disaster (Steamboat Today)

Last month, Representatives Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced H.R. 3189, the so called “Water Rights Protection Act.” While the bill was disguised as a minor “fix” for a narrow water rights conflict between Colorado’s ski industry and the U.S.

October 31, 2013--Tipton urges more storage (Pueblo Chieftain)

More storage is needed to prevent flooding and provide certainty for Western agriculture during droughts, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Tuesday. “Without the ability to store the water that falls on Colorado’s slopes, the West as we know it would not exist,” Tipton said during a House water and power subcommittee hearing.

May 25, 2013--The Colorado: Challenged by climate, population (Denver Post)

The Colorado River's winter whisper in the Kawuneeche Valley was becoming a quiet spring roar last week as the stream hinted at the beginnings of the snowmelt's pell-mell tumble of

August 18, 2011--Trout numbers expected to plummet (Durango Telegraph)

Trout may just be the canary in the great Western coal mine. A team of 11 scientists has forecast a challenging future for the fish as climate change is expected to cut its habit in half by 2080. The research was published Monday and conducted by a team of 11 scientists from Trout Unlimited, the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State University, the U.S.

June 4, 2011--Colorado River deals spring a leak (Pueblo Chieftain)

Trout Unlimited and other groups this week said they would fight Denver Water and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District unless stronger protections for the Upper Colorado River are guaranteed. “The state’s namesake river is dying,” said Bud Isaacs of the Upper Colorado River Alliance, a local landowners’ group.

June 1, 2011--Colorado River: More protection needed in diversion plans (Summit Voice)

Conservation groups say planned new diversions from the Upper Colorado River and the Fraser River could push the river ecosystems even closer to the edge without additional safeguards.

May 31, 2011--Gridlock snags mine cleanup effort (Durango Herald)

Efforts to change federal law to protect groups willing to cleanup polluting mines from legal liability have hit a snag, according to the Obama administration. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said last week that legislative gridlock is keeping President Barrack Obama from his pledge to change the

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