Good New For An Already Pretty River
Just last week, I shared not so good news about the Denver South Platte and how the concern and action of one man became infectious. Through that process the news turned out on the good side for this Denver river that so many in that area hold good favor for.
On Monday, there was a news release from the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy announcing the purchase of almost 500 acres along Blue River.
According to Mike Furh, state Director of the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy, the purchase of this tract of land is the first in a long time and unlike usual acquisitions, which are already in pristine shape, this particular purchase presents the challenge of rehabbing the land along the river.
Furh stated, "This is a river project."
When I read the words "river project" a smile came to my face. Owning the philosophy that "upstream is downstream", I believe the efforts of the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy will lead to a better river overall.
Furh went on to mention the issue of water quality, which is often overlooked in this time when quantities of water far overshadowed quality.
The tract of land in question is somewhat north of land owned by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, but, not so far that the efforts of the Nature Conservancy will directly benefit the portion of river that serves as a fall and winter trout fishery and overall wonderful year round fishery.