Henry's Fork Foundation
November 2015
Upcoming Events
Giving Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1
National Online Day of Giving. Donate to HFF and get your donation matched by generous board members and receive gifts for giving.

Salt Lake Reception
Date: February 26
Put the date on your calendar for the Salt Lake City Reception on Friday, February 26, and watch for details of the event in future issues of The Monthly Hatch.

Photo Contest
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2016
See the story below and find the link to the contest entry form and rules.


An Important Day to Donate

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, a global day dedicated to giving. Join us and be a part of a celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
This year, the Henry’s Fork Foundation has set a goal to raise $30,000 on #GivingTuesday to finish the purchase of the Stone Bridge property to ensure continued access from Warm River to Ashton.
HFF board members have generously agreed to provide matching funds on December 1st and so far have pledged $10,000 to be matched.
Please help us complete this purchase, double your donation through the directors' match, and get great gifts in recognition of your generosity. Donate online today or any day through December 1.
HFF Monitors Progress of IRA Legislation
Congress has yet to pass legislation to reinstate the IRA Charitable Rollover. This is an issue that could impact your estate planning and legacy gifts to the Foundation. Read the latest here.

HFF Research Assistant Christina Morrisett and Idaho Master Naturalist Lee King worked in the cold to take down fences for the winter.
Winter is Coming

As temperatures begin to drop and snow starts to fall, the Henry’s Fork Foundation has spent the last few weeks wrapping up the field season and preparing for winter. With the help of volunteers, we collected 18 bags of trash from our Adopt-A-Highway section of U.S. 20 in Island Park and removed three miles of cattle fencing in Last Chance and Pinehaven. We also removed two stream gages at the Ashton Wastewater Treatment Plant and will continue monitoring the third gage until the swale freezes. The Buffalo River fish ladder will also continue to be monitored periodically.
Watershed Council Focuses on Year-End Updates

​Ways of increasing stream flows and winter storage through aquifer recharge, new management policies at Ririe Dam, a new U.S. Beaver Cooperative, and encouraging conversion from groundwater to surface irrigation were just a few of the updates presented at the Henry’s Fork Watershed Council's 22nd annual Watershed Conference on November 10 in Rexburg. Recent conferences had themes such as managed aquifer recharge and the Snake River Basin adjudication, but this year’s conference returned to the “State of the Watershed” format of the Council’s early years. A variety of agencies and organizations, including departments of Fish and Game, Environmental Quality, and Water Resources, provided updates on current management issues, including some new ones—such as water-quality and invasive species—that reflect changing environmental conditions in the watershed and around the globe. Watch for the meeting notes and presentations to be posted online.
The Henry's Fork Foundation is sponsoring a photo contest, "Sweet Home Henry's Fork," open to the public. The entry form and the rules can be found online on the HFF website. Enter as many photos as you wish. Prizes will be awarded in three categories for first, second, and third places. Check out the prizes on our website, too.
San Francisco Reception Proves to be a Winner
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our San Francisco event. Between the unique items available in the silent auction, fun trips offered in the live auction, and the memorable keynote speaker, Jeff Currier, it made for a very successful and enjoyable evening.