The Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited invites you to join Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited CEO, for a discussion on the path forward to remove the lower four Snake River dams and recover wild salmon and steelhead.This Boise event will be April 28th at 6:30 PM – at the Riverside Hotel on Chinden Blvd. in Garden City.
The Snake River Basin provides more than 50 percent of the coldwater habitat available to Pacific salmon and steelhead in the Lower 48. But these critical waters are blocked by the four lower Snake River dams and fish populations are in rapid decline.
We have spent four decades and $17 billion trying to recover these iconic fish. It’s time that we rethink the future of the Northwest.
The Northwest deserves abundant and sustainable Snake River wild salmon and steelhead. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that future exists.
Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited Presents:
BIOMARK Technology & Conservation
A presentation by Richie Carmichael
PIT Tagging Juvenile Fish
Join us next Wednesday, April 13th, as the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents Richie Carmichael of BIOMARK, “Leveraging Technology for Fisheries Conservation”
Conservation and evaluation of fisheries and aquatic resources requires an ever-evolving approach and adoption of emerging technologies. Biomark LLC has been on the forefront of technology development and deployment for monitoring of in-stream and river environments, with projects worldwide.
In this talk we will cover a variety of technologies and applications focused on fisheries conservation, primarily in the Columbia Basin, and ESA listed endangered species such as Chinook salmon and steelhead. Starting with basic passive integrated transponder tags (PIT tags) and the various utility of this technology and moving to development and deployment of remote sensing techniques such as UAV multispectral imaging and advanced machine learning approaches for improving stream enhancement and communicating restoration effectiveness.
Additionally, we will touch on where the future of technology may be headed in fisheries and stream ecology and how Biomark LLC plays a role in this future.
Richie Carmichael is the Associate Director of Professional Services for Merck Animal Health’s North America Aqua business. He has previously served in a variety of roles all focused on fisheries research and conservation. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Research from the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research. He has authored and co-authored articles ranging from remote sensing, civil engineering, and ecohydraulics to fisheries science, watershed evaluations, habitat monitoring protocols, and endangered species recovery. He was the recipient of an Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited graduate scholarship for outstanding graduate work during his time at the University of Idaho. He is a passionate conservationist, enjoys complex and challenging ecological problems, and hopes to leave this world a better place for generations to come. In his free time Richie enjoys rafting, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
Live onYoutube!Wednesday, April 13, 2022 6:00 p.m. (MDT)
We are gearing up and need volunteers! We have several events in the works for the spring and summer and we plan to get back to our normal schedule (2nd Tuesday of the month) again this fall.
April 12th – Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park Woolly Buggers meeting – Gear up !
This is a fly rod set-up and casting instructionmeeting at Kristin Armstrong Municipal Parkfrom 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Show up early to sign-in, get your name tag and say hi to friends old and new. Instruction will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp. RSVP Required your 8+ year old Woolly Buggers
April 30th – Julius Kleiner Park Clayne Baker Memorial Fishing Day
We will be at Kleiner Park, at picnic shelter A2, at 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. We will talk a little about the Woolly Buggers and their history with Clayne Baker, then we will practice casting, learn about fly fishing gear, and get out on the pond to fish. We will provide all fishing gear and flies, but you are also welcome bring your own. RSVP Required
The Ted Trueblood Chapter is working with the Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association on restoring aquatic habitat at Warm Springs Creek, a tiny tributary to the Boise River in east Boise. Our most recent work was organized with One Stone students who helped dig down the stream channel to make it possible to do the planting of cottonwood tree cuttings in the photo above, taken during the work session on Saturday March 19.
Earlier in the winter we had work crews with Riverstone School help dig out the inner channel and place the biologs to define the channel so that willow and cottonwood can be planted to eventually provide shade to this section of stream.
As we move into March, Skwala nymphs are starting to migrate to the shore to get ready to hatch. Most Skwala activity goes unnoticed by anglers, but the trout pay attention and are looking for an easy meal. Skwalas are the first chance of the season to cast a big dry fly for trout, but the hatch can be elusive, frustrating and many anglers miss out. Understanding hatch dynamics is especially important for success. Come and learn about the Skwala stonefly and how to fish the hatch from the nymph migration to egg laying adults.
Troy Pearse is the Conservation Director at Boise Valley Fly Fishers. He loves to fly fish and is a spey casting and steelhead junkie. An Idaho native, Troy has been fishing Idaho waters literally since the day he was born. He specializes in matching the hatch and his fascination with aquatic insects led him to create the Bugometer—a simple tool for measuring bug size—and writing an article about matching the hatch for American Angler titled “Size Matters”.
Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited Presents:
Taking Another Look at the Boise River
A presentation by Jose Karry
Join us this Wednesday, February 9th, as the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents Jose Karry, “Taking another look at the Boise River.”
The Boise River runs through our backyard. As such, it is often overlooked for more “favorable” waters. This presentation aims to challenge that perspective and educate us on this amazing fishery. Hopefully, by better understanding this river, we can fish more ethically and successfully for years to come.