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.
Thanks to all the participants at our highway cleanup on May 18 – Duane Bussey, Darrell Lewis, Mark Konishi, Lyle Hood, Ian Rich, Larry Sveum, Kay Watkins, and Marty Jones. No one found any real treasures, but we did find plenty of trash! The Rio Grande was running high and fast, so no one did any fishing on the Rio after the cleanup. All the water in the river now means that we’ll have plenty of water after runoff for an extended fishing season!
Thanks to Ian Rich and Daniel Boyes for helping with the Water Fest in Alamosa on May 16. According to Ian, the kids learned quite a bit about river ecology and found several samples of macroinvertebrates!
And thanks to Ian Rich and Rain Reich for demonstrating fly-tying at the Narrow Gauge Book Co-op on May 25th!
Stay tuned – as more updates and opportunities appear, you can read about them in our newsletter. Thanks for reading!
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.
Membership isn’t the only way you can support TU’s mission, there are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation. We have deals on high-end gear with your gift as well as general memorial / honor donation or participate in matching gift campaigns.
Trout Unlimited depends upon the generous financial support of our 300,000 members and supporters… people just like you who want to keep America’s rivers and streams clean, healthy and fishable.
Become a member of TU today!
Trout Unlimited is America’s leading coldwater conservation organization. Our hope is that clean, cold, fishable water exists for generations to come, but we can’t do it without the support of the committeed anglers and conservationists like you. Click here to become a new TU member and see all the great benefits of membership, or renew your existing membership.