Saturday, March 26, 2011

Steve Trafton steps down as Henry's Fork Foundation Director (Time to Polish Your CV)

Steve Trafton has stepped down as the director of the Henry's Fork Foundation (HFF) after nearly 9 years in charge. The HFF is now actively looking for a replacement of one of the most important advocates for the world famous river. Trafton will be taking a position with Trout Unlimited.

I met Trafton several years ago when I interviewed him for an article I wrote for Northwest Fly Fishing. Steve was kind and incredibly knowledgeable about the Henry's Fork. I came away from the meeting feeling very comfortable that my favorite river (or at least one of my favorites) was in such capable hands.  

Since that time, the HFF has launched The massive Caldera Project, an attempt to understand and support the ecology of the Upper River (from Big Springs to Mesa Falls), which has helped to improve the fishing at The Ranch. Under Steve's direction HFF has also fought for angler access, fish migration, minimum flows, and against change of stewardship at Harriman State Park and most recently the use of motor boats on the river.

Here's to Steve Trafton, a good guy and a great advocate for a river so many of us love. Good luck, Steve. And good luck to the HFF in finding a suitable replacement.  


  1. I met steve once years ago. Great blog! You got a new follower

  2. Dustin, thanks for the kind words.