Jensen hired as WYTU coordinator

The Wyoming Trout Unlimited Council (WYTU) is pleased to announce that the conservation organization has hired Mike Jensen as their new council coordinator. He replaces Calvin Hazlewood of Green River, who has held the position for the past three years. Calvin, and his wife, Amy, will soon be relocating out of state.

“It’s been great working with the volunteers and staff in Wyoming over the past few years,” said Hazlewood. “Many great friendships have been made over those years as well as some phenomenal conservation work to help our fisheries and habitat throughout the state. Keep up the great work!”

Jensen, a 37-year newspaperman veteran, spent 25 years in Wyoming where he served as group publisher and oversaw newspaper operations in Evanston, Pinedale, Bridger Valley, Kemmerer, Cheyenne (Cheyenne Minuteman), Torrington, Wheatland, Lusk, Guernsey, Lingle, Page, AZ and Scottsbluff, NE. (The Business Farmer).

He is a longtime outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible driving his drift boat in search of big trout on Wyoming and the Intermountain West’s rivers. He also enjoys waterfowl and upland bird hunting with his two Labrador retrievers.

He is a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited (TU) and has been a volunteer for the organization both on a local and state level for over nine years. He helped revitalize a dormant TU chapter in Evanston and has served in a variety of positions including vice president, newsletter editor and fundraising chair for the Upper Bear River Chapter. He also served as chair, vice chair, newsletter editor and fundraising chair for (WYTU). While Jensen served as council chair and newsletter editor, WYTU was awarded with two prestigious national awards from TU that included Council of the Year in 2013 and having the best newsletter in TU in 2014.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” said Jensen. “Trout Unlimited is an outstanding grassroot organization and in Wyoming, we have a very passionate group of volunteers and members. Additionally, there are a group of national TU staff members in Wyoming that are second to none. I’m looking forward to working with both staff and volunteers to further our cause to conserve, protect and restore Wyoming’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.”

The Wyoming council is made up of an executive committee and 12 chapters located around the Cowboy State. Executive committee officers include chairman Cole Sherard of Laramie, secretary Barb Allen of Jackson, treasurer Jim Hissong of Mountain View, national leadership council representative Werner Studer of Casper and at-large board members Dave Sweet of Cody and Rick Slagowski of Evanston.

“We are extremely pleased to have Mike join out Wyoming Trout Unlimited team,” said Wyoming Trout Unlimited Council Chairman Cole Sherard. “Mike’s many years of volunteer experience will most certainly help the council to move forward and expand our great work around Wyoming.”

Jensen can be reached by emailing him at mike.jensen@tu.org.

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WYTU 2019 Summer Trout Tale Newsletter

The Trout Tale is back! Read about TU project work and what your chapters are doing around the state. Click here:

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The Return

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Dave Sweet has spent over a decade helping to bring back the Yellowstone Cutthroat from the brink of extinction. Along with his daughter, Diana, a fisheries biologist, he will travel into the infamous Thorofare area of Yellowstone, the most remote wilderness in the lower 48, to see if his efforts have been successful and if the trout has returned to its native spawning runs.Support by Trout Unlimited Stio Fly Lords Orvis Fly Fishing Oskar Blues Brewery Wyoming Trout UnlimitedThe trek in is two days on horseback through some of the most rugged terrain in the west. Not to mention the highest concentration of grizzly bears out side Alaska, combined with extreme weather and unrelenting mosquitos among other challenges. Working with multiple environmental groups and government agencies, Dave has spearheaded the fight to save this native species that is said to impact over 40 species in this pristine ecosystem. Once there, he will get to witness first hand if these native fish have returned.

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Dave Sweet has spent over a decade helping to bring back the Yellowstone Cutthroat from the brink of extinction. Along with his daughter, Diana, a fisheries biologist, he will travel into the infamous Thorofare area of Yellowstone, the most remote wilderness in the lower 48, to see if his efforts have been successful and if the trout has returned to its native spawning runs.

Support by Trout Unlimited Stio Fly Lords Orvis Fly Fishing Oskar Blues Brewery Wyoming Trout Unlimited

The trek in is two days on horseback through some of the most rugged terrain in the west. Not to mention the highest concentration of grizzly bears out side Alaska, combined with extreme weather and unrelenting mosquitos among other challenges. Working with multiple environmental groups and government agencies, Dave has spearheaded the fight to save this native species that is said to impact over 40 species in this pristine ecosystem. Once there, he will get to witness first hand if these native fish have returned.

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Wyoming Trout Unlimited Adds Medallions to Cutt-Slam

Wyoming Trout Unlimited Adds Medallions to Cutt-Slam

 

Contacts:

Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited: Calvin Hazlewood, 307-321-1476, chazlewood@tu.org

Trout Unlimited national: Brett Prettyman, 801-209-5320, bprettyman@tu.org

Wyoming Game and Fish: Sara DiRienzo, 307-777-4540, sara.dirienzo@wyo.gov

 

CHEYENNE — Anglers now have an additional reason to participate in the storied Wyoming Cutt-Slam program.

The Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are excited to announce a medallion will now be provided to people who manage to catch each of the four sub-species of native cutthroat trout of the state: Colorado River; Yellowstone; Bonneville and Snake River.

“Wyoming Trout Unlimited is proud to partner with Wyoming Game and Fish to continue to promote the Cutt-Slam program. Our goal is to foster and promote native cutthroat trout species,” said Cole Sherard, Chair of the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited. “We hope individuals will recognize the value these native fish have in our incredible state.”

Wyoming started the Slam in 1996, helping set the stage for other states to create programs.

“The Cutt Slam started here and is growing in popularity as a means of getting more people outside and celebrating all that is being done to conserve native trout in Wyoming,” said Alan Osterland, Game and Fish chief of fisheries. “Game and Fish is proud to partner with Wyoming Trout Unlimited to promote the Cutt-Slam program.”

The medallions, produced and paid for by the Wyoming Council and state chapters of Trout Unlimited, feature the work of Wyoming artist Bruce Speidel. A painting of a Yellowstone cutthroat Speidel created for the Wyoming Conservation Stamp Competition called “Yellowstone Originals” is displayed on the front of the medallion.

“It is my privilege to be a part of a fun challenge. I like catching all trout, but it’s special to have so many native cutthroat strains in Wyoming,” said Speidel, who lives in Sundance, Wyoming. “I have no doubt anglers participating in the program will find some of the most beautiful areas in the world as they pursue the Wyoming Cutt-Slam.”

The medallion also recognizes former Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries biologist Ron Remmick as the “Father of the Slam”.

The Wyoming Cutt-Slam remains free, but the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited is collecting donations to be used on cutthroat conservation projects across the state. Visit http://wyomingtu.org/donate/ to contribute.

For more information on the Wyoming Cutt-Slam program visit – https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Cutt-Slam

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WYTU Six Pack Raffle Winner Announced

The winner of our WYTU Six Pack Rod/Reel Raffle is Greg Potnick! Congratulations, Greg. And THANKS to everyone that purchased a ticket to support Trout Unlimited here in Wyoming.

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Trout Tale Summer 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 11.55.39 AMChanges afoot as Hazlewood changes role with Wyoming TU and Mike Jensen says goodbye, kind of… View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

 

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The Trout Tale – Spring 2016

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Mike Jensen has done it again. Find out the latest and greatest on Trout Unlimited activities in Wyoming. View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Winter 2016

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A new year has arrived and so has a new edition of The Trout Tale. View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Fall 2015

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The fall 2015 issue of the Trout Tale is fresh off the electronic press! View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Summer 2015

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Wyoming Trout Unlimited’s talented newsletter editor Mike Jensen just added the finishing touches to the The Summer 2015 Trout Tale! With features about Powder River conservation activities, spring WYTU events, and the Iron Fly held down in Green River there is plenty of great information to catch up on from around Wyoming! View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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