Thurmon Creek weir in holiday lights


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Salt Lake City Reception
February 22, 2013
Downtown Radisson, SLC
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Boise Reception
April 13, 2013
Riverside Hotel, Boise

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

Special thanks to all who attended and supported the San Francisco Reception in November!
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Your gently used items could be just what HFF needs.  
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New System to Solve a Mystery  

For several years, we've examined how small tributaries like Thurmon Creek in Harriman State Park contribute to the survival of trout through their first winter of life, when trout are most vulnerable. 


Through the use of PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tags, HFF marks each trout migrating into the creek with a unique code that provides insight on survival, winter growth rates, and most importantly, when the trout use habitat in the creek.  


Since research on Thurmon Creek began in 2010, over 5,000 young trout have been PIT tagged while moving into the creek during the winter months, but we have been unable to trap tagged trout as they moved out of the creek.   


This left an important question unanswered: When do juvenile trout actually return to the main Henry's Fork? The answer would help determine if restoration efforts could improve winter trout survival and, therefore, the overall fishery in that area.  


Thanks to a strong working partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, we borrowed, and recently installed, a PIT tag detection system (see photo above) to answer that question.
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Special thanks to supporters of this project: Harriman State Park, Cross Charitable Foundation, Fall River Electric Co-op, Kevin Poole (IDFG, Salmon Office), Greg Schoby (IDFG), Parts Service (Ashton business), Kast Gear, Snake River Prototype, and individual donors who provided matching funds.

Remember the Henry's Fork in Your Holiday Giving   Mike Lawson's newest book
Your support was crucial to protecting the Henry's Fork and its watershed in 2012. We couldn't do the important work of conserving, protecting, and restoring the Henry's Fork without members like you. Help us meet the opportunities and challenges of the next year by making a year-end gift to show your love of the Henry's Fork.  

As a thank you gift for $100 or more, we'll send you a hardback first edition of Mike Lawson's new book: Fly-fishing Guide to the Henry's Fork. We have the last remaining 100 hardback first editions of this book available on a first come, first serve basis, so make your gift quickly to secure your copy.
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Perfect Gift for the Henry's Fork Enthusiast
HFF is offering a limited production of Dave Hall's Early Morning On The Upper Henry's Fork. Dave Early Morning on the Upper Henry's ForkHall's original oil painting sold for $2,800 at HFF's Salt Lake Reception last February. But you can have a signed and numbered giclee on canvas of this beautiful artwork on your wall--and support HFF at the same time--for only $399 (plus $20 for shipping and handling). Only 22 are available and no other reproductions will be made.

This giclee on canvas measures 31x33 and comes unframed. The painting will be mailed to you rolled in a protective tube, ready for you to take to your local frame shop. To reserve a copy, please email Brady  or call 208-652-3567. 
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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. Learn more>>