San Luis Valley Chapter #303

Our 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.

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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.

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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…

National TU 50 Anniversary_sm50th 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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SLV TU Events

  1. SLV TU Chapter September Meeting

    September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. 50th Anniversary Celebration | Save the Date

    October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. SLV TU Chapter October Meeting

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Last Cast | Moose on the Loose

Last Cast Moose on the Loose | Jeff Jones | Back in the late 90s and into the early 2000s, my family often visited a friend’s cabin on the Conejos, and almost every time we went up there, we’d stop...

September | A Note from the Editor

We always like to include pictures in the newsletter. If you have some good ones that you are willing to share, please email them to mbjones@adams.edu.  In addition to pictures, the editor would...

September | Member News

Welcome to a member who just transferred in:  Gary Kissick! Thanks to our renewing members and contributors: Michael Blenden, James Callard, Bob Irvine, Mark Konishi, Al Lujan, Dennis Ortiz, Stan...

September | A Few Lines from the President

I hope all of you have had a fun and eventful summer! It has been kind of a wild ride with the above normal snowpack and runoff this season. It was exciting to see all the water in the rivers after...

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.  You need not be present to win. ...

September | Project 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...

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...

September 2019 | Program #2

#2: Summer Fishing
By You
Bring a favorite picture and/or story about your fishing adventures this summer. If you have a picture in some digital format (preferably on a flash drive or computer), we should be able to project it on the screen for all to view.

September 2019 | Program #1

#1: Seamless Integration – Going Commando
By Doug Camp

Stream Management Plan Community Meetings Announced!

The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project is hosting a series of community meetings regarding Stream Management Plans (SMPs). We want to hear your thoughts, concerns, and values surrounding the...

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