Greenback Cutthroats

WDTU is active in the restoration of Colorado’s native cutthroat trout. The greenback cutthroat, the state fish of Colorado, is a cutthroat trout subspecies (Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias) native to drainages east of the Continental Divide, including the South Platte River drainage that includes Clear Creek. This beautiful fish has been Read More …

WDTU River Watch

WDTU participates in the Colorado River Watch water quality monitoring program.  Led by WDTU member Dennis Wiles, our chapter collects samples at several “stations” along Clear Creek in the canyon area.  Samples are collected monthly from April through October. Volunteers are always welcome. Clear Creek water sampling is a great Read More …

Saving Yellowstone Cutthroats

Fly Fishing to Save Cutthroats in Yellowstone National Park written by Rick Dornfeld, WDTU Conservation Director During the summer of 2015, WDTU members Tim Toohey, Randy Cordova, Rick Dornfeld, Ed Calmus, and Keith Greenwell volunteered in a Yellowstone National Park research project. We caught cutthroats,rainbows,and hybrids (specimens) with fly fishing Read More …

Herman Gulch Trout Salvage Project

By Rick Dornfeld On September 11, 2015, 24 hardy volunteers from West Denver TU and The Greenbacks Chapter joined with a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) crew at Herman Gulch. We stretched our muscles, seared our lungs, and caught trout for relocation.  110 trout were moved to Clear Creek.After much Read More …

Clear Creek Canyon Reach Restoration

WDTU completed the Clear Creek Canyon Reach Restoration project in 2011. The success of the Golden Mile Restoration project encouraged the WDTU chapter to plan and execute a second Clear Creek restoration project. This restoration encompassed three sections in the Canyon Reach, chosen especially to provide safe access between Hwy Read More …