Conserving, Protecting, and Restoring
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FINALLY, Bear Creek NEPA documentation available!

The USDA Forest Service, Pikes Peak Ranger District, have prepared an environmental assessment (EA) and draft decision notice for the Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project.  The draft decision proposes to implement Alternative B, the Proposed Action, which includes changes to travel management and recreation activities, and stream habitat improvement actions. The EA, draft decision notice and other information are available at the Forest's website:

The most recent set of documents found on the site defining the path toward protecting Bear Creek and the greenbacks are:

‘Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Draft Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)’

‘Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Environmental Assessment’

Dealing with invasive species...

What can we do as anglers to protect our resources?

As we at CMCTU work to protect Bear Creek and work to restore the greenbacks to the South Platte the risk to these fish from invasive species has come to our attention. In fact we the protectors of the greenback can potentially cause great harm to the environment and the fish. To that end here are instructions provided to us by CPW to treat our gear including hiking boots and shoes....

Protect Colorado's Lands and Waters

Cleaning Options







Volunteers assist CPW in fin clipping project

CMCTU pulled together a sizable team of the Southern Colorado Greenbacks, the Collegiate Peak Anglers, Project Healing Waters and CMCTU folks to support Jeff Spohn of Colorado Parks and Wildlife at the Mount Shavano Fish Hatchery near Salida the week of 17 August. Jeff and CPW are conducting an experiment in 11-Mile Reservoir using cuttbows. Our task was to identify two populations of fish by clipping fins. The team finished clipping ~60,000 trout by lunch on Wednesday, 2 1/2 days eariler than expected. This volunteer event is the start of building a collaborative relationship between CMCTU, other TU chapters and the CPW Area 1 team (South Park area) to improve both trout habitat and our fishing experience. More to follow…

We apologize for the constrcution of our website.... CMCTU is working to build content around the protection and restoration of the greenback cutthroats.