My name is Sam Stein, the Colorado TU communications intern for the summer of 2017. I am currently a graduate student at Colorado State University studying natural resources and environmental economics. I am incredibly excited at the opportunity to work for Colorado Trout Unlimited, and the ability to help promote conservation, sustainability, and good stewardship.
I caught my first fish on a fly on the Roaring Fork River at five years old, sparking a lifelong passion. Over the years I have fished many places, but few give me as much joy as fishing my local waters. I have translated this passion into working in several fly shops as well as working as a fly fishing guide. My immense interest in fly fishing, paired with the direction of a dedicated college adviser (who happens to be a fisheries economist) shaped my undergraduate studies and kindled my focus in conservation.
Working for Colorado Trout Unlimited will give me the ability to help promote the ideals that this organization so fastidiously stands by, as well as learn immensely throughout the experience. Consequently I hope to determine how to direct my passion into an effective tool for protecting fisheries and the other precious amenities that make Colorado so unique.
Some of the key projects I will be working on over the course of the internship is compiling a history of Colorado TU and key events and projects from over the years. I will also be building the Instagram and social media pages through compelling photos and interesting articles. As well, I will be helping share the great work and project stories from around the state!
With Colorado Trout Unlimited working on incredible projects such as reintroducing Greenback Cutthroats and protecting the upper Colorado River, I am excited to embrace the principles displayed by TU and work with them to continue making a difference in such an important industry.
I can be reached at CTU.CommsIntern@gmail.com. I look forward to working with the National and State Council staff of Trout Unlimited as well as all of the chapters!