September 2017


Upcoming Events


San Francisco Reception

November 3, 2017

6:00 - 9:00 PM


Keynote Speaker: Thomas Dixon

Tom is the grandson to E. Roland and Gladys Harriman, who donated to the state of Idaho what is now known as Harriman State Park or the Railroad Ranch.

We hope you’ll come and enjoy hearing Tom speak firsthand about fishing Harriman State Park and the history that it such a special place holds.


What You Might Have Missed in HFF News


Water Temps in Pinehaven and the Ranch 

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Natural Streamflow at Long-term Average

A Strong Start



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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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Dry Weather Continues, But Water Supply Remains Good 


Dry weather over the past few weeks as kept late-season irrigation demand high, but natural streamflow remains average over the Henry’s Fork watershed. Island Park Reservoir continues to drop slowly and is expected to remain above 75% full by the end of irrigation season. Water supply remains on track to provide 400 cfs release at Island Park Dam during the middle of winter, the highest winter flow since the winter of 2012-2013.

For Rob’s latest analysis of water year 2017, click HERE.

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Youth on the Fly 2017

In August, we celebrated Youth on the Fly 2017 with a record 26 students! Fantastic guides from Trout Hunter, Henry's Fork Anglers, Three Rivers Ranch, Teton Valley Lodge and Big Sky Anglers donated a day of guided fishing to take these Ashton Elementary 5th graders out on the Henry's Fork for a day.

A special thank you to the guides for donating their time and talents, to the Voigt Foundation, Jack and Janet Roberts, and Bill Hurst for making sure each student was able to take home the fly rod they had been learning with all day, to Patagonia, Kast, and Rio for donating clothing and gear for the day, and to the Idaho Master Naturalists who donated their time to run shuttles for our fleet of vehicles!

So many wonderful people came together to make this day possible. All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!

What You Might Have Missed - Special Highlight

The Fish Weren't There
by Chris Hunt for HATCH Magazine

I went to one of my favorite backcountry haunts this last week, an annual visit during “hopper time” when big trout look up and nobody else is around to laugh at my casting.

But the fish weren’t there.

I climbed to the river’s headwaters where wild rainbows and bull trout congregate in late summer to feast on terrestrials and lounge in sun-kissed, yet snow-chilled water. Everything was different. Everything had changed.

Continue reading HERE.

Henry's Fork Foundation

Community Campus

We are transforming Ashton, Idaho's long shuttered hospital into a new center for watershed education and science.


Idaho Transportation Department Seeking Public Comment Regarding Targhee Pass

"Since 2004, ITD has engaged in an extensive highway corridor planning effort for U.S. 20 from Chester to the Montana state line – Idaho’s gateway to Yellowstone National Park. The U.S. 20 Corridor Plan is a long-range planning effort examining land uses, existing infrastructure, traffic, and environmental conditions along U.S. 20."

"In response to public comments during the scoping process for the Targhee Pass EA, and to continue efforts identified in the U.S. 20 Corridor Plan, the project goals and objectives have been refined. They now include evaluating improved safety for pedestrians and bicycles, reducing collisions between wild animals and vehicles (a goal is to reduce property damage and injuries associated with collisions and to protect wild animals), and maintaining wildlife movement across the corridor for several species."

The graphic below displays the current alternatives being reviewed as part of the Targhee Pass Environmental Assessment. Follow the link for more information and graphics from ITD on each alternative HERE

Also, if you would like to submit comments to ITD, be sure to do so by September 29.

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