From our beginning, Angler's Covey has been a major supporter of the local Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Our staff has served on its board, our guides have contributed their time and donated trips, and we have provided countless donations to help raise funds to conserve, protect, and restore Colorado's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds with a special emphasis to those resources in the Pikes Peak Region.
Every year we set aside the first Saturday of December as a "TU DAY" at Angler's Covey. 10 percent of our sales that day are donated directly to the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Angler's Covey is a national member of fly fishing outfitters, guides and businesses that care about and depend upon our nation’s coldwater lakes, rivers and streams. We encourage our loyal customers to consider using a lodge or outfitter who is a member of
Trout Unlimited's Outfitters, Guides and Business (OGB) when traveling or planning a fishing trip. These businesses have demonstrated their support for coldwater conservation by joining TU. They are people like you: anglers who love the sport and want to protect it for the next generation.
In recent years, Angler's Covey and Trout Unlimited have worked together on numerous projects to protect sensitive habitats and fisheries, including a project it helped start, Trees for Trout. After the devastation of the 167,000 acre Hayman fire the future of gold-medal fisheries along Upper South Platte was challenged. Trees for Trout is a bold idea to harvest burned trees before the timber rots or is sold, and strategically place them to restore the wintering, breeding and feeding areas of fish and create habitats where none previously existed. The project was awarded the FY 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. It continues to grow and expand with projects planned in the Happy Meadow area and sections of Wild Cat Canyon.
Other partners with Trees for Trout include:
, and the Pikes Peak Council Boy Scouts of America.