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Volunteers walk along railroad tracks in Provo Canyon, Utah, after participating in an organzied river cleanup by Brighton Anglers. Courtesy Brighton Anglers. By Brett Prettyman The sudden jolt backwards almost made me fall out of the boat. After my less-than-graceful fall into the dory seat I [ READ MORE... ]
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The Barnes family--Eric, April and Timber--in front of the nation's Capitol.  By Cory Toye Last week, TU staffers, including myself and Scott Yates, director of our Western Water and Habitat Program, accompanied a group of Wyoming and Utah ranchers to the mean streets of D.C. to talk to our nation' [ READ MORE... ]
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Helping organize rallies, like this one at the Idaho State Capitol, to show elected officials how sportsmen and sportswomen feel about legislation is an important part of the politics of conservation. Trout Unlimited photo. By Brett Prettyman Waders and work boots are the uniforms people typically [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield It might be hard to put fishing and farming together in your mind—but in fact, the health of our nation’s trout rivers and streams is directly related to the health of our agricultural land and water. Think about it: Those same creeks and watersheds that feed agricultural crops [ READ MORE... ]
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by Laura Ziemer The future of the West is inextricably linked to its water. The early pioneers first found a spring, stream, or dug a well, and then built their homestead—not the other way around. Although the scale is different today, water security and drought resilience are still fundamental to [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brad Powell Standing on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, gazing into the awe-inspiring abyss, it’s easy to think that this timeless landscape is impervious to human activity and impact. That would be a mistake. We know that, for years, reckless and unbridled uranium mining has had serious [ READ MORE... ]
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By Cary Denison A few days ago, I found myself standing in my yard yelling “Yeah, c’mon!?” while shaking my fist at a rather feeble-looking storm cloud. Now, I normally reserve this type of a pointless weekend lunacy for Broncos games and the like, but considering the dire state of the snowpack in [ READ MORE... ]
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A native Bonneville cutthroat trout in Utah's Weber River is released after being caught as part of an effort to track fish in the drainage. Paul Burnett/Trout Unlimited By Paul Burnett The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently rolled out a Wildlife Migration Initiative, focused on the [ READ MORE... ]
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The following commentary appeared originally in the Salt Lake Tribune.  By Scott Yates This year has given us a glimpse of our potential water future in the Colorado River Basin—and it’s not pretty. So far this winter, much of the Intermountain West is seeing below average snowpack in the mountains [ READ MORE... ]
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By Richard Van Gytenbeek In 2015, Colorado finalized its first-ever statewide water plan, a thoughtful blueprint for improving water management in our state. Of particular interest to many Coloradans is the Colorado Water Plan’s goal of improving the environment and recreational opportunities on [ READ MORE... ]
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