West Denver Trout Unlimited

Conservation Projects

WDTU is always looking for project volunteers. We appreciate generous donations of time & effort.

Current Conservation Projects

WDTU River Watch Activity

WDTU River Watch

WDTU participates in the Colorado River Watch water quality monitoring program.  Led by WDTU member Dennis Wiles, our chapter collects

Saving Yellowstone Cutthroats

Fly Fishing to Save Cutthroats in Yellowstone National Park written by Rick Dornfeld, WDTU Conservation Director During the summer of

Clear Creek Watershed Restoration

In March 2013, the Forest Service released High Peaks to Headwaters Watershed and Fisheries Restoration Environmental Assessment. This well-researched document

Watershed Renewal

In March 2013, the Forest Service released High Peaks to Headwaters Watershed and Fisheries Restoration Environmental Assessment. This well-researched document

Clear Creek Cleanups

WDTU sponsors a yearly stream cleanup on Clear Creek. Clear Creek, a tributary of Colorado’s South Platte River, has headwaters

Greenback Cutthroats

WDTU is active in the restoration of Colorado’s native cutthroat trout. The greenback cutthroat, the state fish of Colorado, is

Completed Conservation Projects

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

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

Clear Creek Golden Mile Restoration

WDTU completed the Clear Creek Golden Mile Restoration project in 2009. The lower section of the Golden Mile begins just

Windy Peak Pond Renovation

WDTU completed the Windy Peak Pond renovation project in 2003. The Windy Peak Outdoor Laboratory is one of two outdoor