As development ramps up in Colorado, the pressure on outdoor affinity groups intensifies
Credit: Terry Wickstrom, Denver Post
Outdoor affinity groups are known as places to find comradery, spread information and get involved in projects that benefit the entire recreation community. But recently, urbanization, development and politics have elevated the groupsí importance.
As a sportsman, I see constant pressure on access to our outdoor resources. The No. 1 reason people donít get out to fish, hunt, camp, hike and other activities is a lack of access. Affinity groups help make sure our concerns are heard, providing a unified voice and putting us at the table when talking about the use of these resources.
Recently, David Nickum, the executive director of Colorado Trout Unlimited, joined me on my radio show to update us on the affinity group Colorado TU, explain their support of the recent funding legislation for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and even share a few fishing tips.
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