David Leinweber, Owner Angler's Covey
As a business leader, protecting your investment is always paramount, especially considering the long view of your business success. So when it comes to protection, conservation, and increased access of our local fisheries it only makes sense that Angler's Covey has, for years, been at the forefront of protecting places where trout live.
Hopefully as a fly fishing enthusiast you also want to see your local fishing resources thrive. If that rings true for you, would you consider collaborating with Angler's Covey in order to see our fishing resources protected and improved?
Assuming your answer is yes then the next question is how? How can we strategically work together to protect and improve a passion sport we have all come to love and enjoy? And what opportunities and threats are there that would be cause for us to take action?
For over 35 years, Angler's Covey has been involved with these questions through partnership with the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The amount of incredible work CMCTU has done over the years is honestly amazing. With great pride, our local chapter has won dozens of national awards for their efforts in protecting and enhancing the habitats and fisheries we enjoy.
One project that CMCTU and Angler's Covey partnered in with others, was Trees for Trout. After the devastation of the 167,000 acre Hayman fire, the future of gold-medal fisheries along the upper South Platte was challenged. Trees for Trout was a bold idea to harvest burned trees before the timber rots or is sold, and strategically place them in the river to restore the wintering, breeding, and feeding areas of fish and create habitats where none previously existed. The project was awarded the 2005 Centennial of Service Challenge Grant by the USDA Forest Service and an Orvis grant for 2006. To date, over 50 miles of streams associated with the South Platte River have benefited from Trees for Trout projects.
So what is next? How can we work together to protect, conserve, and restore Colorado’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds?
You need to ACT (Action Changes Things).
So during this time of year when we are bombarded with asks for your treasure, I would like you to consider helping with your time and talent. Consider 2017 to be the year you sign up for a few stream projects CMCTU is planning. Consider helping teach fly fishing to the groups CMCTU reaches out to and helps. Would you consider joining the CMCTU board and helping strategically plan for our region?
Your participation is needed.
To find out more about Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited Click Here
If you want to put your name on the list to help CMCTU then Click Here
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