January 2019


Upcoming Events


Salt Lake 



February 22, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Join us for our annual Salt Lake reception at the Garden Place at Heritage Park with special guest speaker Thomas Dixon.

Thomas Dixon is the grandson of E. Roland and Gladys Harriman, who donated to the state of Idaho what is now known as Harriman State Park. Enjoy hearing Tom speak firsthand about fishing Harriman State Park and the history that such a special place holds.

Boise Reception


March 29, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 PM


What You Might Have Missed in HFF News

Fish of the Month: Year Four

The Paradox of Irrigation Efficiency

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Winter Starts Dry, but Flow at IP Dam is 143% of Average

South Fork Initiative

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Get Your HFF Gear Today!


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What's New With Planned Giving?


Review Your Plans in 2019

Join the Henry's Fork Community on Social Media
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After Dry December, Snowpack Only 70% of Average

How does the Henry's Fork Watershed snowpack look so far this winter?

Remember we use snow water equivalent (SWE), a measure of water contained within the snowpack, rather than just the depth of the snowpack when considering our winter water situation. This winter's SWE in the Henry's Fork Watershed is 70% of average: roughly 80% in the Teton, 70% in Fall River, and 60% in the upper Henry’s Fork.

Read Rob's full blog post HERE.

To receive Rob's daily water supply updates, email him at rob@henrysfork.org.

Thank You for Making Our Year End a Success

Thank you to all of those who gave a year end donation! Your support and generosity will ensure the Foundation has another successful year of conserving and protecting the legendary wild trout of the Henry’s Fork.

Celebrating HFF's 35th Anniversary:  1984-2019

In 1984, a small group of concerned citizens and anglers gathered together in the Lansche cabin to discuss the future of the Henry’s Fork. 35 years later, 14 staff members and 20 board members strive to honor that legacy of conservation through extensive programmatic work from water quality monitoring and fish passage to river access and education.

In 2019, we are celebrating HFF’s 35-year history of conservation on the Henry’s Fork by looking back on all that we’ve learned and accomplished, as well as looking ahead to what the future can hold for this world-class fishery. What we can be certain of, is that none of this would be possible without the founders and members – like YOU – who have supported HFF's mission of conservation along the way. All we do is thanks to you.

To kick off this 35th Anniversary year, one of HFF’s founders, Dr. Mick Mickelson took a moment to reflect on the early days of the Foundation. Read his account of HFF's beginnings here.

What You Might Have Missed - Special Highlight

HFF's Top Ten of 2018
At the end of each year, HFF takes a moment to reflect on all that was accomplished for the Henry’s Fork in the previous 12 months. To keep the tradition going, HFF is taking a look back at the "Top-10" programmatic accomplishments and events worth celebrating from 2018.

10. Economic study data collection completed in 2018
9. HFF helps Idaho Fish and Game solve a Henry’s Lake mystery
8. Grand Opening of the HFF Community Campus
7. Precision water management and timely rain flushed 2,000 tons of sediment out of the Henry’s Fork between IP Dam and Pinehaven
6. HFF Launches a new South Fork Initiative
5. Revamped intern program benefitted both HFF and interns
4. HFF was awarded a quarter of a million dollars in grants
3. Bryce (BC) Contor hired as Landowner Outreach Manager for Farms & Fish Program
2. Tale of Two Water Years
1. Precision water management saved 14,000 acre-feet of water in Island Park Reservoir

To read more, click HERE

35th Anniversary Events and Celebrations

Throughout the year, keep an eye out for 35th Anniversary events and celebrations.

Friday, February 22
Salt Lake City Reception (6-9 pm)
Friday, March 29
Boise Reception (6-9 pm)
Wednesday, May 22
Ashton Reservoir Boat Dock BBQ (4-6 pm)
Wednesday, June 5 
Chester Dam BBQ (4-6 pm)
Friday, June 7
HFF Community Campus – Fly Tying Demo (4-6 pm)
Friday, June 21
HF Days Breakfast/Membership Mtg. at Fisherman’s Access
Saturday, June 22
HF Days Reception at Fisherman’s Access (6-9 pm)
Friday, July 26
HFF Community Campus – Women’s Day/Float (10am – 5pm)
Wednesday, August 14
HFF Community Campus – Family Day/BBQ (1-5 pm)