Scientists wage an upstream battle to save trout in a warming West.
The helicopter vaulted over Music Pass and touched down in an alpine meadow, kicking up grit, October sun sparkling off its cockpit. Estevan Vigil swung out, hustled away from the rotors, and peeled off his flight suit. The chopper rose, a speck against the snow-dusted wall of southern Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, leaving me, Vigil, and Vigil’s backpack, which contained about 700 Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
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