Bringing back trout

“Man, while trying to meet his own basic needs of food and water, has devastated that river,” said Chuck Howard, a member of St. Vrain Anglers. “Slowly, over time, you change the character.”

So when Boulder County began making progress in negotiations with private landowners that promised future access to the long-restricted area, St. Vrain Anglers — a local chapter of the angling and activist group Trout Unlimited — decided to take action.