Welcome to the Gunnison Chapter of
Our chapter was founded in Gunnison, Colorado, on December 5, 1969. We are a relatively small chapter in the Rocky Mountains with about 130 members, some of whom are from outside the state of Colorado. Our local members are mostly residents of Gunnison, Almont and Crested Butte. We have been an active chapter and have several special events and activities over the course of the year. We have won awards from Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) for some of our previous projects related to conservation here in the Gunnison Valley.
In the past we have done willow plantings, built check dams, performed electro-shocking of insects for studies, and assisted the Colorado DOW with collecting dead kokanee salmon to help control whirling disease. In 2008, our chapter helped the DOW stock the Gunnison River with rainbow trout fry which researchers are hopeful will be resistant to whirling disease. We also participate in the Kids' Fishing Day event in Gunnison each year.
The Gunnison Chapter initiated the Superfly event in 1989. It is our annual fundraiser held each September. Money raised with Superfly helps fund youth education in Colorado via our GAS Scholarship Fund established in early 2010. The fund provides financial support for the annual Colorado TU Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp. Our contributions will help to further develop the camp and provide scholarships for students.
We have won several awards in the past, including the CTU Golden Trout Chapter in 1997.
- 2002 Outstanding Chapter Communications
- 2001 Exemplary Project - Kokanee Cleanup
- 2000 TU River Steward Award
- 1997 CTU Golden Trout Chapter
- 1995 Best Chapter Event - Superfly, and Most Improved Chapter
- 1990 Best Chapter Event - Superfly