On Saturday, May 21st, Mike Lawson of Henry's Fork Anglers posted a well written blog about the changing conditions we're seeing on the Henry's Fork, or what may be "the new normal." These changes are undoubtedly bringing new challenges for anglers and water managers alike. Mike's blog was posted on Facebook and got some comments and questions. Rob Van Kirk, HFF's Senior Scientist also wrote a comment in response to some of those comments and questions.
The Henry’s Fork Foundation’s Salt Lake City event was a great success once again thanks to our dedicated supporting members in the Salt Lake area. Thank you to everyone who attended! We had great turnout with just a little over 260 people in attendance! With a large selection in the silent auction, fun trips to take advantage of in the live auction, and an incredible keynote speaker, Jeff Metcalf, it made for an exciting evening of fun, visiting, and gathering for a great cause.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our 2015 "Sweet Home Henry's Fork" Photo Contest! We received so many beautiful photos from folks all across the country. We are so lucky to spend time in a place as beautful as the Henry's Fork and to have such talented folks to capture their favorite moments on or near the river! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page as we feature more and more of the great photos we received.
Last year, Rob wrote a "Top-10" blog about HFF's top programmatic accomlishments for the year 2014. We'd like to keep that tradition going, so this year Rob, Brandon, and I came up with HFF's Top-10 List 2015:
2015 was a busy year here at the Henry’s Fork Foundation. Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re counting down our top-10 programmatic accomplishments of 2015.
Each summer the Henry's Fork Foundation puts up 3 miles of fencing, 1.5 miles of fence across from Pinehaven at Wood Road 16 and 1.5 miles of fence at Last Chance, to protect the banks of the Henry's Fork from potential degradation and erosion by cattle. Then, once the cattle are moved out of those sections for the season in late fall, we take the fencing back down in preparation for winter.
On October 7th, HFF worked with partners from Fall River Rural Electric and the U.S. Forest Service to remove the outmigrant trap that was part of our Buffalo River project. The decision to remove the trap was made jointly by HFF, Fall River Rural Electric, U.S. Forest Service, and Idaho Department of Fish and Game, after reviewing data collected at the downstream trap since 2009. Through the trap’s operation, we have learned that many thousands of young rainbow trout migrate downstream out of the Buffalo River each spring.