The Monthly Hatch

NOVEMBER 2012

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California Reception 
November 15, 2012 
San Francisco, CA 

Salt Lake City Reception

February 22, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT

Henry's Fork Day
June 15, 2013
Last Chance, ID

   
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Help Keep Lead Out of the Fork   

If you hunt or fish, you can make a big difference in protecting resident swans and migrating birds by keeping your ammunition and fishing gear lead-free. HFF's Conservation Education Biologist Anne Marie Emery collected this emaciated cygnet (young swan) off Highway 20 last week. The swan showed symptoms of lead toxicosis, and despite rehabilitation efforts, did not survive.  

 

According to The Trumpeter Swan Society board director and swan expert Ruth Shea, it can take just one injested lead pellet or split shot to sentence a swan to a slow death. And the problem continues: birds that die from lead poisoning in the wild can be consumed by scavengers like bald eagles, who then also become poisoned. 

  

Lead in ammunition for waterfowl Swan poisoned by lead hunting is banned nationwide but is still often used in upland bird hunting and in bait fishing. You can make a difference by using non-toxic tackle and encouraging your friends to do the same.  

 

For more information about the threat of lead ammunition to swans, visit the Trumpeter Swan Society.   

Give a Gift In-kind for the HolidayChristmas bell
Looking for a way to spread holiday cheer? Consider giving an in-kind donation to HFF. We will hold an holiday e-bay auction in December and are looking for donations of unique or collectible items. From outdoor gear to artwork, your donations will help HFF protect the Henry's Fork watershed.  

If you replaced office equipment or a vehicle this past year, consider donating your used equipment to HFF. Learn more HFF's equipment needs. Your in-kind donation is tax-deductible according to the law. For more info, email us or 208-652-3567.
New Intern Will Monitor Fish Passage This Winter Kyle Rice BYU-I intern 2012

BYU-Intern Kyle Rice joins the Foundation for the winter season, Kyle will help monitor fish passage on the Buffalo River fish ladder, as well as fish movement at the Thurmon Creek weir in Harriman State Park. Kyle is originally from Idaho City and is attending BYU-I for a degree in wildlife management. He is working with HFF through January to gain internship experience and credit for his degree.  

 

Fish monitoring on the Thurman Creek weir will help HFF determine if Silver Lake, or Thurman Creek above it, could be good winter habitat for rainbow trout in their first year of life. If so, a restoration project to allow trout access into this habitat could improve the fishery, just as the Buffalo River fish ladder has improved the fishery in Box Canyon. Learn more about research and restoration projects. 

Perfect Gift for a Henry's Fork EnthusiastEarly Morning on the Upper Henry's Fork
Dave Hall's original oil painting, Early Morning On The Upper Henry's Fork, sold for $2,800 at HFF's Salt Lake Reception last February. But you can also have this beautiful artwork on your wall and support HFF at the same time for only $399. Email us or call 208-652-3567 for more information.
About Us 
The Henry's Fork Foundation is the only organization whose sole purpose is to conserve, protect, and restore the unique fisheries, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.