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  • August 1: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from July 29 to August 3.
  • August 2: RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from July 29 to August 3.
  • August 3: 2018 Campers at RMNP
    2018 Camper smiles after fishing at RMNP
    RMF Youth Fly Fishing & River Conservation Day Camp continues from July 29 to August 3.
  • August 5: Brook Trout Survey
    Three day Brook Trout Sampling in the Long Draw/Upper Poudre River region. Dr. Kanno of CSU has received funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in response to his proposal entitled Invasive Fish Passage and Connectivity Assessment to Restore the Largest Greenback Cutthroat Meta-population in the Long Draw Region (CO). RMF volunteers will accompany Dr. Kanno, his MS student, or other CSU or US Forest Service (USFS) personnel into area to catch, record lengths, and clip fins of resident Brook Trout. This will involve hiking along the Poudre River and adjacent stream beds, electroshocking fish, and collecting data and fin samples. At each site, 30-50 fish will be sampled. These data will be used to establish the distribution of populations of Brook Trout in the area, in preparation for their eventual replacement by native Greenback Cutthroat.
     
    Volunteers interested in this opportunity should also sign up for the orientation meeting on July 21! If you cannot make the orientation meeting, please contact Frank Bub prior to signing up for this survey. Orientation meeting will be four hours and location has yet to be determined. Field work is scheduled for July 29-31 and August 5-7.
    Ability to hike in high country above 10,000 ft. Hikes may be as long as 5 miles each way, with some bushwhacking/wading. Volunteers will be required to help carry equipment. Disinfected boots and waders will be required. Overnight camping for 2 nights in the Long Draw area with your own gear. Meals will be provided. Familiarity with this area a plus.
     
    To sign up, go through our Volunteer page, signing up with Volgistics. For more information, contact Frank Bub or Ron Dickson.
  • August 5: Path to Pier on the Big Thompson
    Reconstruct the accessible path to the fishing pier for safe passage by folks that need a little extra help. Join us this week to build this path. Your work will have impact now and for many years to come. Contact President Mickey McGuire if you have questions about the project.
  • August 6: Brook Trout Survey
    Day 2 of 3 day Brook Trout Sampling.
  • August 6: Path to Pier on the Big Thompson
    Continued work on the accessible path.
  • August 7: Brook Trout Survey
    Day 3 of 3 day Brook Trout Sampling.
  • August 7: Path to Pier on the Big Thompson
    Continued work on the accessible path.
  • August 8: Path to Pier on the Big Thompson
    Continued work on the accessible path.
  • August 9: Path to Pier on the Big Thompson
    Continued work on the accessible path.
  • August 14: RMF 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.
  • August 17: Phantom Canyon Volunteer Trail Work and Fishing Day
    The Nature Conservancy invites us for a day of trail work and fishing at Phantom Canyon Preserve. This day will consist of morning corridor clearing and trail restoration, followed by an afternoon of fishing and/or hiking along the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River.
     
    TNC’s Phantom Canyon Preserve is located about 35-miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Preserve hosts 4-miles of the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River as it runs through canyon walls with a 650-foot elevation loss from canyon rim to bottom. This volunteer day is a strenuous day of extreme terrain hiking and river crossing.
     
    Volunteer slots are full and there is a waiting list. To sign up, please send an email request to Phantom Canyon Events that includes your name, phone number, and which of the three dates you would like to volunteer. The three work/fish days are July 20, August 17, and September 14. If someone will be coming with you, please include their contact information as well. In order to allow as many people as possible to participate, please only sign up for one of the dates. If you are available for more than one of the dates, then please specify your order of preference. Requests will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
    You can get more information at The Nature Conservancy site.
  • August 19: Experience the backwoods of the Upper Poudre Headwaters first-hand!
    Fish Distribution surveys in Upper Cache La Poudre: Neota and Baker Gulch drainages. This field project is arduous with: Long distance hiking; Backcountry camping; Packing gear, Carrying buckets, Wading w/net. Preference is two volunteers all week. However, knowing the challenge of filling that goal, split days will be accommodated (M-W and W-F). Volunteers will meet at Corral Creek Cabin. M-W shift will meet and hike in Monday morning. W-F shift will hike in Wednesday, meet field team and return Friday. M-W shift will hike out on Wednesday as W-F shift arrives at field camp.
     
    This is a backwoods field crew. Bring all provisions needed for 2 overnight field camps. Bring food, water, light rain gear. Waders required as electro fish equipment will be in use.
     
    M-W crew will assist USFS team with packing gear in to the field area. W-F will assist in packing gear out from the field area. This is true back country camping. Please pack - Bear Aware.
     
    This project is part of the ongoing work to restore the Upper Poudre Headwaters back to its native Greeback Cutthroat fishery. Sign up through our volunteer page.
  • August 20: Continuation of Poudre Headwaters Project 19-1
  • August 21: Rocky Mountain Small Stream Fishing
    There are many small streams high in the mountains inside the park. Join us for some unique small stream fishing. Contact host .
  • August 21: Continuation of Poudre Headwaters Project 19-1
  • August 22: Continuation of Poudre Headwaters Project 19-1
  • August 23: Continuation of Poudre Headwaters Project 19-1

Note of the Day:

A deer-hair mouse pattern fished after dark imitates the field mice, voles, and pocket mice that are plentiful in the grassy environment around meadow streams.
Engle, Ed, 2010, Trout Lessons: Freewheeling tactics and alternative techniques for the difficult days. (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books), p. 84.

Last updated on 29 Apr, 2017