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.
Happy Holidays from your San Luis Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited! We hope your holiday and winter fishing adventures are as successful as Santa’s!
No December Meeting!
Remember, we do not have a meeting in December, but will start up again on January 28, 2020 at 7 pm at the Senior Center in Alamosa (where we’ve been meeting this fall). Please join us for the beginning of our New Year of SLV TU!
Last Month’s Meeting: Several folks showed up at Square Peg Brewerks to tie flies, tell stories, drink a beer, and sample holiday treats at our meeting in November. A good time was had by all.
News from Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing
Stan Price, program leader for the San Luis Valley Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing, and the veterans who participate in this worthy project, are pleased to announce the Winter 2019/2020 schedule of activities, listed below. If you are a disabled veteran and would like to participate or if you’d like to help as a mentor, please contact Stan.MORE…
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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