Morgan Bradley, ’18 TMS Alumni, spent a month this summer interning with the national conservation organization, Trout Unlimited. Through a nationwide search, Morgan was chosen to participate in a program to help preserve the natural habit of the Columbia River and its tributaries.
Morgan traveled to Oregon, Washington and Idaho working to protect native fish species and public lands. As an avid fly fisherman man and outdoor enthusiast he was thrilled to work with local scientists and experts on research projects, some of which included building artificial beaver dams known as Beaver Dam Analogs. He helped build wood structures that divert water flow and create new habitats. Additionally, he aided in collecting fish data through electrofishing.
The next steps for Morgan are to travel to Washington DC this September and have the honor of talking with state representatives about the importance of river conservation and advocating for environmental policy. We look forward to a short fill that will be coming out later this year about the work being done by Trout Unlimited.
Fun trivia about Morgan and his time at TMS:
Favorite TMS Outdoor Ed Trip: “Kayaking the San Juan River.”
The Most Influential Aspect about the TMS community: “Relationships with students and teachers are truly incredible and something you can’t get anywhere else.”
Favorite TMS Moment: “Climbing Mtn. Sneffles during Outdoor Ed, senior year.”
Morgan is currently a Sophomore at CU Boulder.