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.
SLV TU Annual Auction
Our annual fundraiser auction is scheduled for May 2, 2020 at the Adams State University Plachy Fieldhouse (same location as last year’s auction). If you can help out by soliciting donations or by donating something yourself, that would be great! There will be signup lists and donation request letters at the February meeting. Thanks!
We had a good turnout for last month’s meeting, including some new folks! Prof. Dan Gibson-Reinemer gave an excellent program on conservation. He provided good historical perspective on how waterways can heal with time, given at least some help. This gives some hope for the future, but requires concerned citizens to speak up and take action to support appropriate conservation legislation. Thanks, Dan!
Welcome to our new member: Alan Perry!
Thanks to our renewing members and contributors: Lucy Adams, Thad Elliot, Dave Hayden, Jeff Hewitt, Lyle Hood, Dave Kenvin, Kirk Navo, David Robinson, and Jon Treibly!
If your name appears here, your membership is about to expire or has recently expired and we encourage you to renew soon: Russell Brown, Michael Couch, Donna Cryer, Sarita Reich, Ben Rizzi, Barry Smith, and Kenneth Strandberg.
Colorado Trout Unlimited News
Please mark your calendars for the best event of the year for river and angling enthusiasts – the 2020 Colorado TU River Stewardship Gala, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. This annual gathering at Mile High Station in Denver is a fun evening of food and drink and raising funds for Colorado TU’s conservation work around our beautiful state!
We are excited to announce our 2020 River Stewardship Award winner – READ NOW!
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