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TU and project partners removed tailings materials that averaged 3 feet in depth and buried the streambank along Lion Creek, a tributary to Clear Creek in Colorado.   By Lauren Duncan In late November 2016, Trout Unlimited’s Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) team wrapped up a successful restoration [ READ MORE... ]
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Restoration work under way at Kerber Creek. by Jeff Florence Trout Unlimited’s Mine Restoration Field Manager, Jason Willis, received the 2016 Excellence in Project Implementation award from the Water Quality Control Division – Non-Point Source Program (NPS) at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield Take a look at this picture. Yes, there is hope for the Animas River. You remember the Gold King mine spill from last August, which dumped 3 million gallons of toxic heavy metal sludge into the upper Animas and sent a yellow-orange plume sweeping downstream through Durango and [ READ MORE... ]
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Long abondoned mines pose serious environmental concerns in headwater basins across the country. Trout Unlimited photo. By Warren Colyer Last week American Fork Creek, a popular angling destination on Utah’s Wasatch Front, ran thick and black with toxic sediment—the legacy of a hundred years of [ READ MORE... ]
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 By Jason Willis The Kerber Creek watershed comprises just over 64,000 acres in the northern San Luis Valley of Colorado.  The headwaters drain through the historic Bonanza Mining District, which is littered with left over draining adits and mine waste/tailing piles from decades of mining.  Several [ READ MORE... ]
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November 4, 2015   Testimony of Trout Unlimited (President and CEO Chris Wood) on the House Natural Resources Committee’s Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing on: H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act of 2015, H.R. 3844 (Rep. Jody [ READ MORE... ]
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October 21, 2015 Testimony of Trout Unlimited on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing on: Abandoned Mines in the United States and opportunities for Good Samaritan Cleanups. Chairman Gibbs, Ranking Member Napolitano, and [ READ MORE... ]
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“I didn’t know that Trout Unlimited did that!” was the phrase I heard mentioned by a couple of students and professors during a recent tour I conducted of the Kerber Creek restoration project. The tour focused on various stream restoration projects and techniques that have we've been working on [ READ MORE... ]
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NSanLuisValleyfromGalenaPeak1-300x179.jpg View of San Luis Valley: a vast landscape by Jason Willis I moved out to Colorado from the Pittsburgh area about a year and a half ago to work for Trout Unlimited as a contractor on the Kerber Creek Restoration Project.  Fresh out of graduate [ READ MORE... ]
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