“Around 2 p.m. we stopped under a bridge, and my dad would like me to tell you that he caught the very first fish, a native westslope cutthroat trout.”
To make a difference on the Lower Snake River, we need action from our decision makers. And fast
That day, it only rained for about six hours after lunch. Aiden, my oldest sister, Ethan, my cousin who is walking with us for six weeks, and I listened to some stand-up comedy to pass the time. When we got into camp, after 18 miles, it was still raining. We spent about five minutes looking for some sheltered areas to set up our tent. Once we found three spots we all started setting up our tents as fast as we could.
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“The Provo River stakeholders mimicked a model of collaboration seen often but not enough in other parts of the West. We found a win-win scenario that worked within the existing system. We’ve worked with a water supplier whose primary goal is to use all their water allocation in the best use possible and a corporation striving to make rivers and streams around where they use water and do business healthier. That’s a formidable partnership moving forward to keep people, businesses, and our fish happy.”
“AFS has been my home professional society since way back in 2000 when I started graduate school in a fisheries program in Arkansas. I joined because I was encouraged to by my academic advisor, but the benefits quickly revealed themselves then and time and time again since.”
“It is crucial that as a community and a nation we take care of the land and river that acts as an oasis for this prize fish because if we don’t, we are at risk of losing one of the most beautiful and complex ecosystems. While many rivers have seen a loss in native cutthroat, the Snake watershed has managed to remain as a native cutthroat dominated river, and that is something worth protecting.”
“The final day, my spirits were low, only 17 miles away from having to write a humiliating post on a failure of a week. We came across a herd of elk, 25 or so, running through the trees. I excitedly pulled up my TU app and jotted down some quick info on them. At least I wouldn’t come into town empty handed.”
Bull trout range far and wide within connected river systems.