February 2019


Upcoming Events

Salt Lake 
The Garden Place
February 22, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Boise Reception

March 29, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Henry's Fork Days XXXV

June 22, 2019

What You Might Have Missed in HFF News

Water Supply Improves in January

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Management on the South Fork Snake River

HFF's Top Ten 2018

Fish of the Month: Year Four

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The South Fork Initiative is on Social Media

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What's New With Planned Giving?


Review Your Plans in 2019


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Water Supply Improves in January 

UPDATE: Since writing this report on February 6th, heavy precipitation moved water-year precipitation up to 96% of average and SWE to 93% of average. Not to mention, the Upper Henry’s Fork subwatershed (upstream of Ashton) reached 100% of average precipitation and SWE for the water year!

- Outflow from Island Park Reservoir has been in the range of 500-560 cfs all winter, with an average of around 520 cfs. For reference, last winter's average outflow was 504 cfs and the long-term average is 351 cfs. 

- Because Island Park Reservoir is so close to full, during times of snowmelt and rain-fed runoff this spring we will see natural springtime freshet flows in the river downstream of the dam. 

- Trout recruitment in the river downstream of Island Park Dam will be very good this year and next year, due to well above-average winter flow both last year and this year. 

Want to learn more about where our snowpack will end up and what that means for the 2019 fishing season?  Read Rob's full report here.

To receive Rob’s daily water-supply reports, email him at rob@henrysfork.org.

New Upper River Projects

HFF Needs Your Help

Former HFF intern and now PhD student, Jack McLaren will begin research in 2019 with HFF and Utah State University to better understand the factors restricting fisheries production and overall ecosystem health in the reaches between Big Springs and Island Park Reservoir.

Questions that will be answered:

1) Why isn’t the river upstream of Island Park more productive, like the Harriman Ranch? The two stretches are similar: wide, low-gradient, meandering with diverse insect life and prodigious aquatic plant growth.
2) What is holding back fish production, and how can we increase production of wild and migratory fish to reverse fishery declines since the 1980s?
3) How will new development and a new wastewater treatment plant affect the river?

Support is still needed to make this project a reality. Please contact Jack McLaren to support this effort or if you have questions about the Upper River project.

The Henry's Fork Foundation is also partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on a recreational use assessment of the upper river to begin summer 2019. Stay tuned for more information or email Kam Allison with any questions.

Remembering Bill Manlove
"Once upon a time many were involved in breathing life into the paper tiger that became the Henry's Fork Foundation, but the real driving force, the brains of the outfit, as we all know, was Bill Manlove."

Read the article written by Jack Thomas in the Spring 1994 Henry's Fork Foundation Newsletter here.  

Read more about HFF's early days and the founders who started it all here

A Look Back - HFF's 35th Anniversary

In a true Then/Now comparison, the Henry's Fork Foundation grew from around 30 members in its first few years to nearly 3,000 members today. In honor of HFF's 35th Anniversary, take a trip down memory lane with a video by Tight Line Media created for HFF's 30th Anniversary. The history remains and our gratitude to our members only increases with time.

Watch video here.

What You Might Have Missed - Special Highlight

Have you seen the Henry's Fork Foundation in The Drake?
Sarah Grigg's story "Office Space: Busting the "logic" of conservation frugality on the Henry's Fork" can be found in the Winter Issue.

Annual Salt Lake Reception is in One Week


Join us for our annual Salt Lake Reception on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM.  The reception will be held at The Garden Place at This is the Place at Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We are privileged this year to have Thomas Dixon as our keynote speaker. Thomas Dixon is the grandson to 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 it such a special place holds.​​​​​​​

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