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Brett Prettyman
Brett Prettyman writes about the outdoors, recreation and fishing for The Salt Lake Tribune

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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocked Echo Lake with approximately 4,800 golden trout Tuesday July 2, 2013 in the Uinta Mountains.
TroutBlitz is not a defensive play for the Seahawks

Officially, Trout Unlimited is calling its new TroutBlitz program a "citizen-science initiative" to figure out where healthy native and wild trout populations exist across North America. Personally, I think the folks at TU are trying to find some new fishing spots.

This isn't the first citizen-based mapping effort to be tried by a conservation group. I have no idea how things have gone for the others, but the fact I haven't seen a follow up release is telling.

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I'm poking fun at TU, but there is a real value in the idea of using those who love a resource to invest in it by helping create maps to protect those resources.

Anglers too often keep information from one another and that protectiveness could end up costing the angling community as a whole down the road. So TroutBlitz, but make sure to send me the details first.



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