To protect, conserve, and restore Colorado's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds
Summer volunteer opportunity to help the Vail Nature Center
Learn to Think Like a Trout - Half-day workshops, June through August Ages: 8 and older. The fly-fishing program takes place on select days throughout the summer and is comprised of education about ecosystem and entomology (study of insects), as well as basic tools and knowledge of fly-fishing.
A volunteer would work for one day, from 9am - 1pm, on a Saturday, throughout the summer. You would be there to help the Nature Center staff with the handling of rods, flies, and to cast and fly fish with the campers. A few hours on the river and maybe learn something, too.
There are 9 sessions to cover, if you can give a Saturday, please contact us.
To volunteer for a Saturday - contact Nick Noesen at 970-343-9010. Thank you!!!
Tell Congress to oppose HR 1581, a major threat to our rivers, trout and public lands.
Backcountry roadless areas found within our nations wilderness and national forest provide essential fish and wildlife habitat and unparalleled hunting and fishing. Studies have shown that backcountry lands offer the longest hunting seasons, the most trophy bulls and bucks, and the highest hunter success rates. These areas contain strongholds for trout, salmon and steelhead, and provide clean, cold water to downstream fisheries. Even those hunters and anglers who never step foot in backcountry roadless areas benefit from the big game security habitat and clean water that these lands provide.
Call or write your members of Congress. Representatives are poised to take action on this important issue in the coming days. Please call your members of congress through the capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121 and ask your Senators and Representatives to oppose the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 (listed as HR 1581 in the House of Representatives and S. 1087 in the Senate).
Learn how to take action here and learn more about this issue.
Green With Envy
A proposed pipeline to divert billions of gallons of water from Wyoming and Utah to Colorado's Front Range threatens more than the world-class trout fishing in the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir. It poses a threat to a series of small communities and a way of life. This video from TU and the Sportsmen's Conservation Project shows why.
Upper Colorado: A River on the Brink
Denver, do you know where your water comes from? This new short documentary "Tapped Out" looks at the massive water diversions to the Front Range that are pushing the Upper Colorado River to the point of ecological collapse, endangering fabled fisheries as well as local economies. A must-see for anyone who cares about protecting our rivers and outdoors heritage. Learn more here http://defendthecolorado.org/
Save the Trout "high and dry" film trailer
If you are a trout fisherman here in Colorado (or any where) please watch this. Look for more from these guys on the water problems we have on the upper Colorado River Basin. Also check out the website savethetrout.org. Get involved before it's to late.