Join Colorado Trout Unlimited at our annual River Stewardship Gala, featuring a welcome reception with complimentary beer and wine, a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions featuring a wide range of items from fishing trips to performing arts tickets to artwork, and presentation of Colorado Trout Unlimited’s River Steward Award to Richard Adkerson, President/CEO/Vice Chairman of Freeport-McMoRan for his leadership and support of restoration of rivers impacted by abandoned mines.
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When: Friday, March 13, 2015 – doors open at 5 pm
Where: The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Why: To celebrate Colorado’s rivers, raise funds for conservation, and recognize Richard Adkerson’s outstanding work benefiting rivers and fish.
Who: Anyone who enjoys and cares about Colorado’s rivers!
President Barack Obama plans to designate the Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado on Thursday. Browns Canyon is near Salida.
“This designation will provide permanent protection that is long overdue for this incredible area,” Keith Baker, Executive Director of Friends of Browns Canyon, said. “Residents and visitors to Chaffee County have always understood that Browns Canyon is a national treasure. The national monument designation is supported by hunters and anglers, businesses and conservation groups, veterans and youth groups.”
A broad cross-section of local groups and businesses have supported the national monument designation for Browns Canyon, including the Colorado and Arkansas River Outfitters Associations, Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, the Salida Business Alliance, sportsmen, youth, faith, veterans and Hispanic groups, local businesses and county commissioners. Recent polling from the Colorado College showed that 96 percent of Coloradans support the protection and conservation of natural areas. As of right now, Browns Canyon says there “will not be a charge for visitors under national monument status.”
“Browns Canyon is intricately connected to the fabric of our communities and is key to our quality of life,” Joel Benson, Mayor of Buena Vista, said. “The Browns Canyon National Monument will also boost local economic vitality via increased visitation and awareness of Buena Vista and Chaffee County. As a father and a business owner, I welcome this monument designation because it ensures that this irreplaceable location will be permanently protected for the well-being of our community, our local economy, and our children.”
Browns Canyon (Photo: Friends of Browns Canyon)
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at the State Capitol, Denver, Colorado
This rally aims to educate public lands users about the problems with transferring ownership of federal lands to states and the importance of public lands to sportsmen and women. Several western states have introduced bills in their legislatures to transfer federal lands to states despite its illegality, fiscal realities and just plain irresponsible nature.
January 7th; 6:30 PM – Upslope Brewery
1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301, Boulder, CO
Stephanie Scott of Colorado Trout Unlimited will be joining us to discuss CTU’s recent accomplishments and ongoing/upcoming efforts.
Stephanie is the Outreach Coordinator for Colorado TU. At this role she works with the chapters throughout the state to engage TU members and their surrounding communities in conservation. She comes from the National Audubon Society where she coordinated their grassroots efforts and managed all of their conservation programs in Colorado. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology. During her undergraduate work she has also taken wildlife management courses in South Africa through the University of Pretoria, studied zoology and field research techniques in Australia at the University of Tasmania, and studied forest ecology in Costa Rica. For her senior research project she studied the correlation between climate change and the transmission rate of West Nile Virus in the raptor species of Colorado, and also designed a lab at her University to study mate selection behavior in Convict Cichlids; which students are still conducting research in today. She is also a certified geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. Stephanie lives in Thornton with her husband Tyler and their 95lb lap dog.