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Thank You for a Great Salt Lake Event!

 

From our events coordinator, Kristen:

 

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.

2015 Photo Contest Winners

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. 

HFF's Top-10 List 2015

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. 

HFF and Idaho Master Naturalist Remove Fencing

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.

HFF and Partners Remove Outmigrant Trap at Buffalo River Fish Ladder

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.

Cyanobacteria ("Blue-green algae") Health Advisory Lifted for Henry's Lake

HFF has just received word from Idaho DEQ that the Cyanobacteria (commonly referred to as "blue-green algae") Health Advisory for Henry's Lake has been lifted as of today, September 14, 2015.  

From the Press Release: "Water samples confirmed levels of the blue-green algae species Microsystis, Anabaena, and Aphanizomenon have fallen below concentrations of concern."

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