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  • October 1: Glacier Creek at Glacier Basin Campground bridge
    Electrofishing and disease testing with Chris Kennedy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Biologist. This is a roadside site. Contact Austin Condon or Chris Kennedy to take part in this important research.
    Be advised that this research project will not procede if there is another government shutdown.
  • October 1: Big Elk Meadows Restoration
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Big Elk Meadows site. Volunteers can come singly or bring a group of friends/colleagues to this project. Larimer County Conservation Corps (with supervision by AloTerra and Big Thompson Conservation District Staff) will be working and you are welcome to join us.
    If you can round up at least 7 people, we can schedule a date of your choosing between October 15 and December 15. To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 1: Colorado Stream Restoration Network Workshop: fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport
    The goal of the CSRN is "to raise awareness for each of us working in and for Colorado streams on what each area of expertise entails and when it is needed. Reducing the unknown while increasing the comfort level with topics that we don’t understand is a great way to bring down barriers to working together".
    At the remaining workshops (registration still pending) you will learn what engineers look at when they conduct stream analyses...what are they solving for and why, what tools do they use, and what tools are new and can be leveraged together in new ways to improve stream restoration projects.
    Registration is required to attend.
    The remaining 2015 workshop is on December 3: stream ecology, habitat structure and function.
  • October 2: Frying Pan River. See our fishing page and contact Mark Miller. Fishing trip host will be Ben Zomer.
  • October 5: Big Thompson River at Fern Lake Trailhead
    Electrofishing with Chris Kennedy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Biologist. This is a roadside site. Contact Austin Condon or Chris Kennedy to take part in this important research.
    Be advised that this research project will not procede if there is another government shutdown.
  • October 5: Ecological Restoration at Sunship HOA and Buster Ranch (Little Thompson River)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Little Thompson site. Volunteers can come singly or bring a group of friends/colleagues to this project. Larimer County Conservation Corps (with supervision by AloTerra and Big Thompson Conservation District Staff) will be working and you are welcome to join us.
    If you can round up at least 7 people, we can schedule a date of your choosing between October 15 and December 15. To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 6: Roaring River at Ypsilon Lake Trail and Ypsilon Creek
    Electrofishing with Chris Kennedy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Biologist. This site is a 2.4 mile hike with 1100 feet of elevation gaine. I have mules scheduled to pack in the electrofishing gear. Contact Austin Condon or Chris Kennedy to take part in this important research.
    Be advised that this research project will not procede if there is another government shutdown.
  • October 6: Ecological Restoration at Sunship HOA and Buster Ranch (Little Thompson River)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Little Thompson site. Continuation of 4 day project.
    To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 7: Big Thompson River lower Forest Canyon
    Electrofishing with Chris Kennedy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Biologist. This site is a 3 mile hike with 1200 feet of elevation gain. We will have to carry the electrofishing gear into the site. Contact Austin Condon or Chris Kennedy to take part in this important research.
    Be advised that this research project will not procede if there is another government shutdown.
  • October 7: Ecological Restoration at Sunship HOA and Buster Ranch (Little Thompson River)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Little Thompson site. Continuation of 4 day project.
    To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 8: Big Thompson River at Mailbox Junction
    Electrofishing with Chris Kennedy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Biologist. This is a roadside site. Contact Austin Condon or Chris Kennedy to take part in this important research.
    Be advised that this research project will not procede if there is another government shutdown.
  • October 8: Ecological Restoration at Sunship HOA and Buster Ranch (Little Thompson River)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Little Thompson site. Continuation of 4 day project.
    To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 10: Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Revegetation
    In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers will begin a massive 2-1/2 mile stretch of river restoration along the lower North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Located just upstream of the confluence of the North Fork and the Big Thompson River, this project will implement sound riparian restoration techniques to restore the fishery and enhance the riparian function along this reach.
    Throughout the summer, we will be working with our partners at Flywater to restore the riverbottom, install large woody debris along the reach, and stabilize stream banks.
    October 10th will be our opportunity to bring back the much-missed streamside vegetation to the area. We will be installing erosion matting and planting native species along the riparian zone to stabilize the stream banks.
    On-line registration of volunteers from RMF is accomplished via the WRV web site www.wlrv.org. For more information about sign up procedures, see our Conservation page although search for the October 10 date.
  • October 12: Big Thompson River Restoration (Arnfinn property and/or Johnstown Farms)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Big Thompson site. Volunteers can come singly or bring a group of friends/colleagues to this project. Larimer County Conservation Corps (with supervision by AloTerra and Big Thompson Conservation District Staff) will be working and you are welcome to join us.
    If you can round up at least 7 people, we can schedule a date of your choosing between October 15 and December 15. To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 13: Big Thompson River Restoration (Arnfinn property and/or Johnstown Farms)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Big Thompson site. Continuation of three day project.
    To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 14: Big Thompson River Restoration (Arnfinn property and/or Johnstown Farms)
    Volunteers needed to help plant willows, cast native seeds, and other light duty work in association with post-flood restoration on this Big Thompson site. Continuation of three day project.
    To sign up, simply send an email to John Giordanengo. Once you are signed up for a specific project, we will provide further details.
  • October 14: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
  • October 20: DNR Poudre Electroshock Fish Survey
    Some RMF members will join in Giving a Day Back to help the Department of Natural Resources with an electroshocking fish survey on the Poudre River. The leader is Kyle Battige, CPW’s aquatic biologist for the Poudre drainage who also lead the excellent shocking/species ID activity for this year’s Youth Day Camp.
    Participating in such a survey is an excellent way to see where the fish are, what kinds of fish are in the river, and to help assure a healthy fish population in our Poudre River watershed.
  • October 21: DNR Poudre Electroshock Fish Survey
    Continuing Poudre River Fish Survey from Tuesday the 20th.
  • October 21: Trout, abandoned mines and water quality in the west - Animas River perspective
    Ty Churchwell
    Ty Churchwell, TU Coord.
    Ty Churchwell is the San Juan Mountains Coordinator for (national) Trout Unlimited out of the Durango office. Ty works for TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project (SCP), which is the public land program within TU. SCP is responsible for recent successful campaigns such as the Hermosa Creek legislation and Browns Canyon Nat’l Monument.
    In the western U.S., hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines impair water quality for trout and salmon. The EPA estimates 40% of headwater streams in the west are impaired by acid mine drainage. The problem is not going away - and won’t until mine remediation legislation is passed in Congress. The recent Animas River mine ‘spill’ is a perfect example why we need Good Samaritan legislation. Join us as Ty shares stories of the horrible mine disaster in Durango while discussing TU’s efforts to resolve the problem in the Animas and river everywhere.
    Social hour begins at 6:30 pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, and the program follows at 7:00 pm. We will have a local fly tyer at each general meeting and an equipment raffle following the meeting. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Fort Collins Senior Center is located at 1200 Raintree Drive off Shields Avenue between Prospect and Drake. Additional meeting information.
  • October 22: DNR Poudre Electroshock Fish Survey
    Continuing Poudre River Fish Survey from Tuesday the 20th.
  • October 23: DNR Poudre Electroshock Fish Survey
    Continuing Poudre River Fish Survey from Tuesday the 20th.
  • October 24: Skin Gulch Flood Restoration
    WRV, and the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW) have spent months coordinating with agency partners, community organizations and hundreds of affected individuals to lay the ground for short- and long-term restoration actions.
    Comprehensive work will consist of regrading stream bank, willow planting, seeding and mulching approximately 3 acres of floodplain at a crucial junction of Skin Gulch where it enters the Cache la Poudre (Stove Prairie Rd. and Highway 14).
    Whether you live downstream of the fire or in the actual burn area, please lend a hand and help restore some of the highest priority restoration sites within the High Park Fire area! This high priority restoration work is estimated to take several more years, and a great amount of community involvement. And it will not be possible without your support!
    Note: This is an overnight project with camping at a beautiful near the project site at Skin Gulch.
    Volunteer work days in Cache la Poudre Canyon! WRV will partner with the US Forest Service and AloTerra.
    On-line registration of volunteers from RMF is accomplished via the WRV web site www.wlrv.org. For more information about sign up procedures, see our Conservation page although search for the October 24 date.
  • October 25: Skin Gulch Flood Restoration
    Continuation of two-day restoration work at Skin Gulch. See above October 24.
  • October 31: Big Thompson - Lower North Fork Revegetation
    In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers will begin a massive 2-1/2 mile stretch of river restoration along the lower North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Located just upstream of the confluence of the North Fork and the Big Thompson River, this project will implement sound riparian restoration techniques to restore the fishery and enhance the riparian function along this reach.
    Throughout the summer, we will be working with our partners at Flywater to restore the riverbottom, install large woody debris along the reach, and stabilize stream banks.
    October 31st will be our last opportunity of the season to bring back the much-missed streamside vegetation to the area. We will be installing erosion matting and planting native species along the riparian zone to stabilize the stream banks.
    On-line registration of volunteers from RMF is accomplished via the WRV web site www.wlrv.org. For more information about sign up procedures, see our Conservation page although search for the October 31 date.

Note of the Day:

We believe that working together is the best way to protect both a unique fish and a unique trail.
Kindle, Aaron, 2012, On the trail of the Greenback in Trout Unlimited Colorado 2012 Year in Review, p. 10.

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017