A category for posts about conservation.
The scene was eerily appropriate for the weekend before Halloween. Charred skeletons of trees stood like tombstones against the barren soil. It is one thing to see the Hayman Burn from the highway as one speeds to a new fishing spot near Deckers. It is quite another thing to be standing in the middle of […]
The Watershed Festival had been cancelled and there was a change in venue due to road construction. The day began with wind and rain. In spite of that 43 volunteers from three TU chapters and other sources gathered at Anderson Park in Idaho Springs to carry on a two decade old tradition of conservation effort. […]
Hidden in Plain Sight: Anatomy of an Urban Fishery – Article by Richard Pilatzke
On a cool morning in September, a group of volunteers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife(CPW) personnel thread their way between homes and condominiums and adjacent to a golf course. Their destination is Bear Creek, a small tributary of the South Platte River […]
On Thursday, 8/31, five members of the Cutthroat Chapter Ready Response Team and nine other members of CTU joined together near the town of Jefferson in South Park. The team headed by Jeff Spohn and Paul Winkle of CPW were working on the second phase of reintroducing our endangered state fish back into Rock Creek, […]
On August 5th eleven members of the Cutthroat Chapter worked with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte on Horse Creek, near Deckers. The Horse Creek drainage was devastated by the Hayman fire of 2002 and continues to dump tons of sediment in the South Platte River each year. On this day we set out to […]
On Saturday August 5 Cutthroat Chapter will partner with CUSP for the first of two projects this season in the Horse Creek drainage near Deckers. This area continues to suffer from the 2002 Hayman Fire and we will continue our efforts to stabilize the soils and prevent habitat destruction in and around the South Platte […]
Cutthroat Chapter 2nd Half Fabulous Fundraising Program – Pay $120 for Chance to Win Fabulous Prizes
This year, for the 2nd Half fundraising program, CCTU is offering a simple, easy new way to fund chapter projects and win fantastic prizes.
Pay $120 (check or credit card) and receive one ticket for a chance to win one of 10 great prizes, totaling nearly $5k in value. Each additional $120 payment = one additional […]
The Cutthroat Chapter Ready Response Volunteers in action! Jim Rasmussen and Peter King got up at 4am and made the drive north to Zimmerman Lake for a Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery event. Lake Zimmerman (west of Ft. Collins at ~11,000 ft.) is the only lake in the US that is stocked with greenback cutthroat. CPW […]
Volunteer opportunities frequently come up on short notice. We would like to reach out to the CCTU chapter membership and sign up a list of people that would like be contacted when volunteer opportunities appear quickly. Frequently these events happen on weekdays and they often require carrying, lifting, scrambling up and down stream banks or […]
That’s right, there’s a YouTube Channel for the Cutthroat Chapter. Put together by Brian Young and George Franklin (thanks guys), the channel will feature videos from our events and fishing trips. Please check it out by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1z28Pg09DweF6RJ5jmzWg