Latest News – July 6

Like To Fish? The Forest? Here’s News You Can Use!

Here's a little brown trout to whet your appetite if you haven't gotten in any pole time this summer. Better Hurry - Times a Wastin'. Photo: Colorado Fly Fishing Guides.

Here’s a little brown trout to whet your appetite if you haven’t gotten in any pole time this summer. Better Hurry – Times a Wastin’!Photo: Colorado Fly Fishing Guides.

With the 4th of July holiday behind, there’s more of an urgency to be sure to get outdoors and enjoy this incredible high alpine summer!

So, here’s the fishing report  brought to you by Tim Hill with Colorado Fly Fishing Guides located in downtown Leadville.

Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista) 

FlyFishinFlows are quite manageable in Hayden Meadows and there is a plethora of caddis, stone, and mayfly hatches.  Try dry/dropper rigs while it is still cool in the mornings.  As it warms up single dry or dry/dry rigs are bringing fish to the surface with regularity.  Caddis, drakes, pmd, and quill are producing in the meadows.  High water conditions still exist from Granite to Buena Vista.  Use attractors, small stones, and caddis in the bigger runs and pocket water in this section of river.

Dry fly fishing has been phenomenal!  Get on the river today!
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You, Yes You, Needed for Federal Advisory Committee

A hike on the Leadville Fish Hatchery's 1-mile Nature Trail loop is one of many activities Leadville residents and visitors love! Photo: Leadville Today

A hike on the Leadville Fish Hatchery’s 1-mile Nature Trail loop is one of many activities Leadville residents and visitors love! Photo: Leadville Today

If you have some time to spare and like the woods, this could be a good fit for you!

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, along with five Colorado counties are seeking diverse candidates to fill multiple vacancies on a resource advisory committee (RAC). The “Pike & San Isabel” RAC covers Chaffee, Huerfano, Park, Lake and Larimer counties with funds from the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Act

The PSI-RAC has been operating since 2010 and recommended over 50 projects for restoration and improvement projects on federal public lands. US_ForestServiceExamples include relocating trails out of riparian areas; road improvements to support water quality; noxious/invasive weed treatments; and replacing/resizing culverts to prevent over flow and establish fish passage.

This group consists of 15 members representing a wide range of interests:

  • Organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups
  • Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle, commercial recreation
  • Energy and mineral development
  • Commercial or recreational fishing
  • Commercial timber industry
  • Federal grazing permit holders or land use permit holders within the RAC area
  • Nationally recognized environmental organizations
  • Regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations
  • Dispersed recreation
  • Archaeological and historical interests
  • Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse or burro groups, wildlife or hunting organizations or watershed associations.
  • State-elected office holders
  • County or local elected officials
  • American Indian tribal representatives from tribes within or adjacent to RAC areas
  • School officials or teachers
  • Citizens representing the affected public at large

Colorado citizens interested in applying for RAC membership are encouraged to fill out a RAC Recruit Form and an ADVISORY COMMITTEE OR RESEARCH AND PROMOTION BACKGROUND INFORMATION form. Both documents are available on-line at: visit the PSICC website under Quick Links at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/PSICC

The signed hard-copy applications should be submitted no later than July 29, 2016 to: Barb Timock RAC Coordinator, Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC), 2840 Kachina Dr., Pueblo, CO 81008.  The Secretary of Agriculture will make appointments based on applications received, striving to appoint a diverse membership. Special attention will be given to those who have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with others of different viewpoints. RAC members serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses. 

For additional information about RAC membership, please contact: PSI-RAC Coordinator Barb Timock at 719-553-1415, btimock@fs.fed.us.

 

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