Restorations span the continent and spread abroad. The International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) thanks all the generous contributors who helped fund the successful Conservation Small Grants Program (CSG). Grant recipients are creating lasting and powerful conservation and restoration improvements spanning the continent, as well as for the IFFF’s international projects.
IFFF Chairman Phil Greenlee championed a CSG project on Yellow Breeches Creek for the Cumberland Valley TU/FFF club (Mid-Atlantic Region) where dam removals set the stage for river restoration and access improvements on a great stretch of the Yellow Breeches during this past year. Project partners included Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Rivers, and Orvis. Yellow Breeches is hallowed trout water frequented by many fly fishing legends, including: Charley Fox, Ed Koch, Ed Shenk and Vince Marinaro.
In 2015 CSG project applications and reviews included proposals from ten councils and clubs applying for $13,920 in funds. The IFFF Conservation Committee approved nine of them. See details of new projects on the FFI Conservation Grants page.
The IFFF greatly appreciates your continued assistance in helping our councils and clubs conduct volunteer conservation projects that positively impact their local fisheries. IFFF’s Conservation Small Grants are key elements in our expanded effort to conserve and restore the resource we all value so greatly.