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Forging A Better Future For Fish — TU’s New Vision

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Chris Wood is joined by Dr. Helen Neville, TU’s Senior Scientist, Rob Masonis, TU’s Vice President for Western Conservation and Jeff Yates, TU’s Director of Volunteer Operations to discuss the exciting new direction for Trout Unlimited that will accelerate the accomplishment of TU’s mission.

Good Samaritan Legislation Helps Tackle Abandoned Mine Toxicity

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The ongoing threat posed by abandoned mine runoff endangers the health of our rivers and clean water supplies. It is not a small problem. Watch and learn how Good Samaritan legislation can help curb the effects of the thousands of draining mines and the damage that is caused by metals being discharged into our waters.

12th Annual Native and Wild Trout Conference - Virtual Webinar

The Native and Wild Trout conference is attended by those interested in learning the current and future status of native and wild trout in Arizona and New Mexico. Our mission is to spark the interest of developing future plans to promote, restore and manage these native and wild coldwater fish species.

Session 1

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  • Welcome: Ty Gray: AZGFD Director
  • Welcome: Julie Carter: Aquatic Wildlife Branch Chief
  • Keynote Speaker: Chris Wood: Trout Unlimited, CEO
  • Overview 101: Native Trout in Arizona

Session 2

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  • Apache Trout Challenges & Recovery in Arizona
  • Gila Trout Recovery in Arizona
  • Gila Trout Hatchery Updates in Arizona
  • Fate of the Stocked Gila Trout

Session 3

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  • Gila Trout Challenges & Recovery in New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Recovery in New Mexico
  • Gila and Apache Trout awards/Distinguished Service for Conservation

Session 4

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  • Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) / Arizona’s Surface Water Protection Program
  • Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI)
  • Legislation Affecting Conservation, State and Federal

Session 5

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  • Lee’s Ferry Trout Fishery, Intro/background
  • Current status of Lee’s Ferry Trout Fishery
  • Lee’s Ferry: Aquatic Food Base Concerns
  • Lee’s Ferry: Emerging Water Quality Concerns
  • Lee’s Ferry: Brown Trout Incentivized Harvest
  • AZGFD Trout Challenge/ Fishing Regulations

The Rise Of The Apache Trout

Learn about the history and restoration of the Apache Trout featuring speakers from White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Game and Fish Department and fishing guide Cinda Howard.

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Public Release Newsletter

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for an Expanded Non‐native Aquatic Species Management Plan in Glen Canyon

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The Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park below Glen Canyon Dam – An Environmental

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Arizona fact sheet 6.14.18

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has provided funding to help protect some of Arizona’s most special places and ensure recreational access for hunting,

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