- March 8: You’re Invited Colorado Trout Unlimited Gala
Join your fellow river and trout conservationists for a wonderful night of drinks, dinner, and live and silent auctions filled with world-class fishing opportunities, tickets to shows, getaways, and so much more!
The Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala is an event not to be missed. We’ve sold out the last two years so get your tickets today!
In addition to raising funds for trout and watershed conservation, we are thrilled to be honoring Governor John Hickenlooper with our River Stewardship Award.
We look forward to seeing you on March 8, 2018 from 5 pm to 9 pm!
- March 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.
- March 21: For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey
For our March meeting, we will welcome Dr. Kurt Fausch, a fisheries ecologist who spent a career studying how fish make a living in streams, and how streams are linked to their riparian forests. In this talk he crosses boundaries of countries, cultures, and scientific disciplines to explore why healthy, connected rivers are essential for fish, and humans, and how we can conserve them.
Dr. Fausch is a professor emeritus in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, where he taught for 35 years. His research collaborations in stream ecology and fish conservation have taken him throughout Colorado and the West, and worldwide, including to Hokkaido in northern Japan. His experiences were chronicled in the PBS documentary RiverWebs, and the 2015 book For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey, which recently won the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He received lifetime achievement awards from the American Fisheries Society, the World Council of Fisheries Societies, and Fly Fishers International, and served as the acting director of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University.
Social hour and fly tying demonstration 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.
Note of the Day:
You can often locate a hatch of May flies on a stream by the swallows collecting in the area to feed on them.
Herter, George Leonard, 1955, Professional Fly Tying and Tackle Making. (Waseca, MN: Brown), p. 149.