Conservation Issues at the Faire


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Posted by Bennett Mintz on 2013-09-09 11:01:23

Water quality and use, native trout, habitat restoration and long term plans for the Inyo National Forest are some of the conservation topics up for review and discussion at the Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Fishing Faire, Sept. 20-22.

Headquarters and registration site is Cerro Community College, 101 College Parkway, Mammoth, with “classrooms” stretching the Eastern Sierra from Bishop to Bridgeport.

“If Bishop, Mammoth, June Lake and Bridgeport area residents, businesses and vacation visitors have any concerns or interests, we urge you to attend any or all of the conservation information-oriented sessions at the college or on various streams,” said Tim Bartley of the Faire Conservation Committee.

Topic leaders and keynote speakers represent regional and state agencies together with non-profit conservation and education organizations.

According to Bartley, “hot topic” subjects include the restoration of Rush Creek, restoration of the Walker Basin, Inyo Forest Plan Revision, Golden Trout Wilderness Grazing Allotment, Stocking and Hatcheries, restoration of the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog and the Silver Creek Lahontan Cutthroat Recovery Project.

For a list of Fly Fishing Faire conservation workshops and seminars with speakers and locations, visit www.swc-fff.org/faire or call (818) 200-1499.

Admission to all events and activities is $15 adult or $20 per family; ages 16-years and younger are free. Eastern Sierra residents receive a $5 discount. One admission is good for all Faire days.


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