Fish and Wildlife Deserve It - Sportsmen Demand It

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development (SFRED) is a coalition led by Trout Unlimited (TU), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and includes over 500 businesses, organizations, and individuals who are working to strike a balance between all forms of energy development and conservation in the West. Our goal is to reform the laws, regulations, and policies that ensure protection of important fish and wildlife habitats.

The guiding principles for the coalition are outlined in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development Bill of Rights.  This document was created by hunters and anglers who want to ensure that our rights to hunt and fish on public lands are protected in the future. We recognize that our country needs energy and we know it is possible to develop resources and protect vital fish and game habitat at the same time.

TU’s goal for 2013 is to increase the SFRED coalition by a minimum of 100 business and organizations.  Additionally we want to add a minimum of 1000 individuals.  As a supporter of Colorado TU, you are encouraged to visit to read and sign-on to the SFRED Bill Of Rights.  You are also encouraged to get your local Colorado TU chapter signed on.  Once you are signed-on, please encourage a local business to become part of the SFRED coalition.  Our strength is in our numbers.

Should you have any questions, please contact Bob Meulengracht at or 303-514-8227.  Bob is available to attend a Chapter meeting to discuss SFRED and other energy issues affecting Colorado.  Thank you for your support and together we can conserve valuable habitat while developing energy resources responsibly.