January 31, 2010
By Jessica Fender
The Denver Post
A skirmish between a Texas developer and two rafting outfitters on the Taylor River could throw the futures of Colorado’s rafting companies into jeopardy and leave a lasting imprint on the rights of riverfront landowners. Read more
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January 30, 2010
by Dale Rodebaugh
[Durango] Herald Staff Writer
The Hermosa Creek watershed – 155,000 acres stretching from the north Animas Valley to just beyond Purgatory – deserves protection because of its sterling water quality and corresponding natural resources, including diverse flora and fauna and recreation, the River Protection Workgroup says. Read more
January 29, 2010
By CHRIS WOODKA
“Front Range communities should first consider simpler, less costly measures to meet our region’s water needs, such as conservation, aquifer recharge and leasing. What’s needed most is comprehensive regional water planning, not pie-in-the-sky schemes,” Drew Peternell of Trout Unlimited wrote in a published letter to The Chieftain.
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN
January 29, 2010
Field & Stream
Trout Unlimited has named Chris Wood, currently TU’s chief operating officer, to fill the chief executive officer’s position held by Charles Gauvin since 1991. Wood will take over February 1.
January 28, 2010
Eagle Valley Enterprise
That is the kind of support that has been snowballing for the watershed council. That is also why the river restoration project, which is divided into five reaches, has expanded since it began in the fall of 2008. Local, state and national entities including Edwards Metropolitan District, Eagle River Foundation, Eagle County, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Trout Unlimited and others have contributed grant money to the efforts.
January 27, 2010
What has been proposed is that 40 percent of the money collected on OHVs goes for law-enforcement activities focused on illegal off-highway vehicle use and enforcing designated routes on public lands. Another 30 percent would go to restore areas damaged by improper or off-trail use of off-highway vehicles. And the final 30 percent would go to maintenance of existing routes, signage, maps and educational outreach.
That seem like an equitable distribution. It is supported by Trout Unlimited, the San Juan Citizens Alliance, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Wild, Great Old Broads for Wilderness about 30 other similarly interested groups.