Many of my readers know I’m a fly fishing fan, although I don’t get out as much as I used to. I’ve been particularly interested in the recovery of the once endangered and now threatened Gila trout.
As a member of the Gila-Rio Grande Chapter of Trout Unlimited, I was asked by the organization to write an Op-Ed earlier this month on the recent introduction of legislation to declare large parts of the Gila watershed — both Gila and San Francisco Rivers — as part of the national Wild and Scenic Rivers system. The legislation was sponsored by New Mexico’s two U.S. Senators, Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan.
I’ve attached a link to the article, which appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of the Las Cruces Sun-News. Having written many articles over the years in my previous life as a journalist about efforts to save the Gila trout, I was particularly pleased to have this opportunity to continue to write on the subject. I hope the link works.