Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy are working to improve fish habitat and riparian health on the upper and lower Dolores River. Matt Clark, director for the Dolores River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is organizing a project to install a fish passage and improved diversion dam at the Redburn Ranch north of Dolores. Currently, landowners have to build a cobble push-up dam across a wide section of river every year to get enough draw into a nearby diversion that irrigates the pastures. The make-shift dam blocks fish from moving up and down the river and washes out every year at high flows.

September 25, 2014--Water groups fund Dolores fish habitat (Cortez Journal)

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy are working to improve fish habitat and riparian health on the upper and lower Dolores River. Matt Clark, director for the Dolores River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is organizing a project to install a fish passage and improved diversion dam at the Redburn Ranch north of Dolores.


September 18, 2014--Local groups rehab Dolores River (Dolores Star)

Trout Unlimited and The Nature Conservancy are working to improve fish habitat and riparian health on the upper and lower Dolores River. Matt Clark, director for the Dolores River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is organizing a project to install a fish passage and improved diversion dam at the Redburn Ranch north of Dolores.


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 27, 2014--EPA wants Western input on changes to 'waters of the U.S.' rule (KVNF)

The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through southwestern Colorado. It’s a waterway the feeds into the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in the West. The North Fork is protected by the Clean Water Act under the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” The U.S.


June 12, 2014--Senate Bill 23 veto reopens conversation on water efficiency measures (Steamboat Today)

The decision about what to do with Senate Bill 23 wasn’t easy, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wrote. “It was a close call.” But, ultimately, those sentiments were delivered in a veto letter, and the bill that provided incentives for Western Slope water efficiency measures will have to be reworked and revisited in another legislative session.


June 6, 2014--Hermosa watershed bill inching forward (Durango Herald)

It’s not exactly screaming through Congress, but the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act is still alive and kicking, backers and aides to two key congressional leaders say.


May 26, 2014--San Juan Mountains Association serving up fun this summer (Durango Herald)

This will be SJMA’s third year offering the Forests to Faucets: My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains teacher workshop, taking place June 26-27. This workshop is a partnership with Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton and the Water Information Program in Durango.


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.


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