October 2017


Upcoming Events


San Francisco Reception
St. Francis Yacht Club
San Francisco, CA
November 3, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 PM
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What You Might Have Missed in HFF News

Water Year 2017 Averages

Cows, Fences and Fires

Summer Interns Say Farewell

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What's New With Planned Giving?


Family First Philosophy


Have You Read Our Blog?


We have a lot of exciting things happening at the Foundation that you want to know about!

Learn more about what we are doing, from field work to fundraising events, on our blog!  


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Summer 2017 on the Henry's Fork: Feedback Questionnaire 


As we set our course and path forward, we need to hear from you, our membership and Henry's Fork angling community. Your feedback, insights, and perspectives will help us choose the best path forward based on our mutual goals and desired vision for the future of this river.

Please share your thoughts - both positive and negative. We want to hear the good and the bad.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Jamie at 208-652-3567 or email jamie@henrysfork.org.

Begin survey HERE.

What You Might Have Missed: Special Highlight

Water Year 2017 Recap
Water Supply

The Teton and Fall Rivers carried us through this year, meeting most of the irrigation demand and limiting the need for irrigation delivery from Island Park. As a result, Island Park Reservoir ended the water year at 81% full. Predicted winter flows of 400 cfs outflow from Island Park Dam plus around 200 cfs from the Buffalo River should result in about 600 cfs through Box Canyon. 

For the 2017 water-year, mean natural flow on the Teton River was 134% of average, Fall River was 120% of average, and the Upper Henry's Fork was 91% of average. Compare that to water-year 2016 when the Teton was 76% of average, Fall River was 73% of average, and the Upper Henry's Fork was 70% of average. 

Water-year total precipitation for the Teton River was 140% of average, Fall River was 144% of average, the Upper Henry's Fork was 134% of average, and precipitation in the valleys was about 133% of average. Those four together give us an average for the whole Henry's Fork Watershed of 138% of average (water-year total precipitation).

Water Quality (Temperature)

There were concerns this summer about water temperatures through the Ranch and it was asked if increased outflow from Island Park Dam (to increase flows through the Ranch) would decrease water temperatures. It's a good question, but our water temperature data from Pinehaven showed that water temperature during summer high flows last year were no cooler than temperatures at the same time this year when flows were much lower. Essentially, higher flows in 2016 did not bring cooler temperatures. 

Also, we've learned that keeping Island Park Reservoir full has the benefit of cooler water being released from the dam so, as the summer progresses and higher flows lead to lower reservoir contents, we end up with in warmer water temperatures at the dam.

Read more HERE.

San Francisco Reception Only One Month Away

The Henry’s Fork Foundation is holding its annual San Francisco reception at the St. Francis Yacht Club on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with special guest speaker Thomas Dixon.

Enjoy a wonderful evening with fine wine, silent auction, gourmet dinner, an incredible speaker and a live auction.

We look forward to spending the evening with you and your fellow HFF members!

For additional information call us at 208-652-3567 or email kristen@henrysfork.org.