Trout habitat now on the line

BY BOBBY MAGILL The new plan requires a compromise: Keep La Poudre Pass Creek dry during the winter, but restore more than 43 miles of trout habitat in the Poudre River Watershed, mostly in Rocky Mountain National Park.

"It's something scientists have been pushing for, for a long time," said David Nickum, director of Colorado Trout Unlimited. "The chance to try to put that science in action and do what would be the largest native cutthroat trout restoration project ever in Colorado - we're excited about that prospect."