Just a few of our ongoing projects and conservation efforts.
Elk Creek fish bypass
FHTU is supporting a partnership between Trout Unlimited and CPW to design and build a fish passage channel around the Ware and Hinds irrigation diversion dam on Elk Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River near New Castle, CO. Once completed, the bypass channel will reconnect the mainstem of the Colorado River with approximately 3.5 miles of presently unaccessible, prime spawning and nursery habitat for both native and non-native species.
FHTU continues its collaboration and advocacy in support of permanent protection for the Thompson Divide area from potential oil and gas development near Carbondale, CO. In 2016, FHTU board members, Jason Groves and Ken Neubecker, met with Sen. Michael Bennet in the Thompson Divide, along with members of the Thompson Divide Coalition, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, Thompson Divide cattlemen and outfitters to discuss the need to further protect this special place.
Carbondale and rifle boat ramps
FHTU is partnering with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and a number of other fantastic organizations to complete trail work and improvements to the Carbondale boat ramp on the Roaring Fork River and the Rifle boat ramp on the Colorado River. Be sure to check our events page for more info on how you can help with these projects.