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CCTU February Meeting – David Nickum of CTU and Joe Shafer of BQA
February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7PM (DOORS OPEN AT 6:30)
CRESTHILL MIDDLE SCHOOL – MEETING IN AUDITORIUM…ENTER VIA MAIN ENTRANCE (NOT THE LIBRARY)
Program 1: David Nickum, Executive Director Colorado Trout Unlimited – Greenback Restoration, Public Lands Debate & More
We are lucky to have CTU Executive Director David Nickum with us for the conservation portion of the meeting. His presentation will include an update on the Greenback Cutthroat Restoration plan and a discussion on TU/CTU efforts Defending Public Lands. Under David’s leadership, CTU has successfully reformed state whirling disease policy, secured passage of legislation strengthening Colorado’s in-stream flow program, and conducted many on-the-ground restoration projects for stream habitat and native trout recovery. David previously worked for National Trout Unlimited and authored TU reports on whirling disease, fish stocking programs, and how to conduct cold-water habitat improvement projects. Prior to that he worked on behalf of fishing tackle manufacturers at the Sport Fishing Institute in Washington, DC. He holds a BA in Public Policy from Duke University. David enjoys fishing in RMNP and hiking and camping in Colorado’s high country with his wife and two children.
Program 2: CHANGE John Davenport, Denver TU – Fly Fishing & Conservation on the Denver South Platte
John Davenport is the eNewsletter Editor for Denver Trout Unlimited, the author of many fly fishing books, a devout conservationist, and a lifelong angler. He has pursued trout in 21 states and 18 countries. The focus of John’s books and blogs (fishb4ufly.blogspot.com) are to answer angler’s most pressing questions in unique and humorous ways. He and fellow Denver TU member Ronnie Crawford are two of the keys behind a lot of the work being done on the Urban South Platte…and they are on the river fishing as much as anyone. Their passion is showing the strength of the urban South Platte Fishery from C-470 to Commerce City. From a 24 inch rainbow near Evan’s Ave to numerous large walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and carp, John will give you an education on the fantastic, and somewhat ignored, urban fishery that exists right in town. He will also talk about the work being done on the Denver South Platte, including the new L.U.N.K.E.R structures (concrete pipes with windows) currently being put in place to solve the problem of a lack of habitat shelter on the DSP. Check out Denver Trout Unlimited’s South Platte gallery and get a sense of the fishery John will discuss. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOOgjcClc6LCAqTZB8PPm1BfKCOTiFpzVbZjwCa9Ac9Sw8VBPQu3pKcaN7aJTyJyg?key=bnN5aHVyTjM0cFJpMFFNRUtTb18wUlNoRHNVQ2ln