The Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited, located in Littleton Colorado has been busy at work throughout 2014!! The Chapter was recently recognized by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte for the tremendous effort volunteers contributed to protection of this 2,600 square-mile watershed. Work included
- Check-dam construction in Eleven-Mile Canyon
- Mine reclamation efforts in Alma - acres of riparian rake and seed operations; planting of willows.
- Cleaning of noxious weeds and trash from Deer Island
Since 1998 the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) has worked to protect the 2,600-square-mile watershed that reaches from the Continental Divide to Strontia Springs Reservoir, southwest of Denver. The watershed is a recreational mecca with over 1.6 million acres of public lands; it provides municipal water for about three quarters of Colorado’s residents; it is renowned for its "gold-medal" fishing streams; and it is home to numerous threatened and endangered species.