Henry's Fork FoundationNOVEMBER 2014


Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube 


Upcoming Events


Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Donate this day and be part of the national event.


Henry's Fork

Annual Water Conference

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Springhill Marriott, Rexburg


Salt Lake City Reception
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Marriott City Center


Boise Reception

Friday, March 27, 2015
Stueckle Sky Center


HFF Membership Breakfast & Meeting
Friday, June 19, 2015
Sportsmen's Access, Last Chance, Idaho


Annual Board Meeting

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Henry's Fork Day

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Angler's Access
Last Chance, Idaho

HFF seasonal employees and BYU-Idaho students electrofishing on Fish Creek in Harriman State Park East.
HFF employees, BYU-Idaho students and Forest Service personnel used electrofishing equipment to catch and count wild trout on restored sections of Fish Creek in Harriman East. 

Fish Creek Restoration Benefits Wild Trout

Four years ago, HFF completed a study examining the role small caldera tributaries play in young wild trout survival. Findings from this study showed that young trout migrate to smaller creek systems - like Fish Creek- in the late fall, when habitat from the main Henry's Fork becomes limited due to reduced river flow or reduced macrophyte

In 2012, HFF in partnership with the USFS worked to improve altered habitat on Fish Creek by re-routing it back to its original channel bed. Years of straightening, grazing, and irrigation had decreased the quality of in-stream habitat available to young trout, decreasing their odds of finding suitable winter habitat. A deeper, narrow channel should improve winter survival.

Earlier this month, with the help from BYU-Idaho students and USFS personnel, HFF re-visited Fish Creek and found increased trout use throughout restored sections, indicating that restoration efforts were successful in increasing winter habitat availability for our wild trout. HFF will continue to monitor seasonal trout use in Fish Creek throughout 2015.


Watershed Council

 The concept of an Idaho Water Court and some vital aspects of administering water law will be part of this year's Henry's Fork Watershed Conference in the wake of the final decree of the 27-year-long Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA). The day-long conference, hosted by the Henry's Fork Watershed Council, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Springhill Marriott in Rexburg.
Check out the agenda for the day-long meeting.


Take Advantage of GivingTuesday
Taking place December 2, 2014 - the Tuesday after Thanksgiving - #GivingTuesday will again utilize the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.


The Henry's Fork Foundation participated in #GivingTuesday last year and was overwhelmed by the generosity. Because of that, HFF will once again kick off the year-end giving season with #GivingTuesday. 

The Foundation's generous board members have upped the ante by offering to match more than $11,000 of year-end gifts made that day. In addition, donors giving $125 or more will also receive incentive gifts as a thank you!


We need your help! To take advantage of this incredible matching opportunity, we need your help to spread the word about #GivingTuesday.


Donate to #GivingTuesday at www.henrysfork.org/GivingTuesday.


Learn more about #GivingTuesday at www.givingtuesday.org.


Dave Hall's latest Moving Water poster is now available through the Henry's Fork Foundation. Moving Water 2015 Poster Supporting HFF Now Available

Following the success of Dave Hall's 2014 Moving Water poster supporting the Henry's Fork Foundation, the 2015 edition is now available at MovingWater.orgThe new 24x24-inch poster ($29.95 plus S/H) is printed from Dave's original oil painting Early Morning on the Upper Henry's Fork and is subtitled "If you're lucky, there are places you go back to."


 "This, put simply, is art supporting rivers. Dave Hall's painting is a vision anglers and other lovers of healthy rivers relate to," says HFF Executive Director Brandon Hoffner. All profits support our conservation efforts.

To support HFF at a higher level, consider the Legends Edition - 30 posters signed by Rene' Harrop, Mike Lawson, Steve Schmidt, and Craig Mathews. See details at MovingWater.org.


Each poster is shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube from the HFF office in Ashton, Idaho. Support The River at MovingWater.org.


Ice jammed the Henry's Fork at St. Anthony after an early cold snap over the weekend.  

Winter Hits the Henry's Fork Early!

Ice jammed the Henry's Fork in St. Anthony after a cold snap over the weekend. For an update on the impacts of the cold weather, check out Rob Van Kirk's blog on our website.