Kirk Klancke honored by Field and Stream Magazine as a ‘2011 Hero of Conservation’


From the Sky-Hi Daily News (Tonya Bina):

Klancke is featured this month in Field & Stream as one of the magazine’s “2011 Heroes of Conservation,” which highlights individuals involved in grassroots projects to preserve the land, water and wildlife vital to sportsman’s pursuits. Selections are based on factors including leadership, commitment, project growth and results, according to statements from Field & Stream.

Along with five additional honorees, Klancke will be celebrated at a Field & Stream gala event in Washington D.C. on Oct. 11, where he will be presented with a $5,000 conservation grant. He said plans to give the grant to the Grand County chapter of Trout Unlimited with the goal of better educating Denver/Front Range citizens about the Moffat and Windy Gap firming projects, which seek to pull more water out of Grand County rivers…

“The whole award-thing is humbling,” Klancke said. “But it’s not about me; the battle is to save this river.”

More Colorado River basin coverage here.

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