June 30, 2009
By Joe Stone – Special to the Mountain Mail
About 20 people installed nearly a mile of wattles in Kerber Creek west of Villa Grove in the San Luis Valley Saturday as continuing damage repair caused by upstream mining.
Volunteers from Collegiate Peaks Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited worked with various agency employees and local land owners to repair damage that began at least 130 years ago in the Bonanza Mining District.
June 29, 2009
These letters on DenverPost.com are in reply to the Post’s endorsement of the Colorado Roadless Plan in favor of the federal 2001 Roadless Plan.
Your editorial voiced support of the Colorado roadless rule that currently is being finalized. The Post mentioned that exceptions in the draft rule would allow for oil and gas development and coal exploration in certain areas. What it failed to address is that the Currant Creek roadless area would be opened to coal mining under that draft.
June 28, 2009
New York Times – By KIRK JOHNSON – Published: June 27, 2009
The study said that 70 percent of that forest-fringe land was now privately owned in the 11 states west of the Plains States (not counting Alaska or Hawaii), and that partly because of ownership difficulties, only 11 percent of the fire mitigation work had occurred in the places it was needed most. Read more
June 27, 2009
Learn the history and accomplishments of Trout Unlimited’s first 50 years.
By BETH DURIS
Read all about it in: Trout Magazine
June 27, 2009
June 17, 2009
Great Falls Tribune (MT)
Another 19,000 acres of oil and natural gas leases have been retired on the Rocky Mountain Front. Curry & Thornton and David R. Wilson have transfer leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area to Trout Unlimited, which plans to turn them over to the Bureau of Land Management to be permanently retired, said Chris Hunt, a Trout Unlimited spokesman. The conservation group previously received 50,000 acres in transfers located on the Front. Read more
June 24, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited’s national chief operating officer, said Idaho’s experience shows that a state roadless policy can work. Not all conservation groups support Idaho’s plan, Wood said, but it was developed after a lot of collaboration and has broad public support.
“I don’t know of any conservation group that supports the Colorado plan,” said Wood, an architect of the 2001 roadless rule while with the Forest Service. Read more