San Luis Valley Chapter #303Our Native Trout
The cutthroat trout is the most diverse trout species in North America. The historical distribution of cutthroats covers the broadest range of any stream-dwelling trout in the Western Hemisphere. The rugged topography of their range has lead to isolation, which in turn has given rise to fourteen recognized subspecies. Four of these species evolved in Colorado: the Colorado River cutthroat trout west of the Continental Divide, the Greenback cutthroat trout in the South Platte River drainage, the yellowfin cutthroat trout (now extinct) in the Arkansas River drainage, and the Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the Rio Grande River drainage in the San Luis Valley and northern New Mexico. The Rio Grande cutthroat was the first New World trout encountered by Europeans in 1541, by Spanish explorer Francisco de Coronado.
1st Annual SLV Trout Unlimited Golf & Fishing Tournament
When: Saturday, September 21st
Where: Rio Grande Club in South Fork
Cost: $100 per person. Includes 9-holes w/cart, fishing access, lunch at the Fishing
Club House and 1st Annual Tournament Ball Cap.
September Chapter News!
As you were informed in earlier communications, two of our bigger projects for this summer were cancelled. The first phase of the reintroduction of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in Sand Lakes and Sand Creek, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, was postponed because the abundant snowfall during the winter delayed normal spawning by at least a month. Too little snow last year, too much this year! The project is planned for next year in August… MORE…
Raft Raffle and Golf/Fish Tournament
According to Joel Condren, there are still about 13 tickets left for the chapter’s fishing raft raffle. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, September 21. MORE…
50th Anniversary Celebration | Save the Date
October 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Colorado Trout Unlimited is turning 50 this year and we are excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with you! Throughout the year we will be sharing stories, offering limited edition swag, hosting theme events, raffles and more. We will be having a celebration bash in LoHi Denver as a thank you to everyone who has been involved over the past 50 years! More details to come. Save the date.
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