Taos County students taking steps to protect native trout.

July 1, 2014.  Students from Taos High School, Questa High School, Taos Academy and Taos Charter School joined in an effort to enhance a natural fish barrier to protect native trout populations in Columbine Creek.  Members of the Enchanted Circle Trout Unlimited (ECTU) group and George Long and Michael Gatlin, biologists with the Carson National Forest (USFS), organized a rare opportunity for students to take part in a hands-on project that will help protect a native cutthroat trout population.  Many thanks to ECTU and the USFS biologists for their ecological expertise, guidance, and for modeling how a team can move mountains!  (..or at least lots of boulders and logs)