DARE Coordinator, Hastings Earns National Award

Trout Unlimited’s Driftless Area Restoration Effort (DARE) and its project manager, Jeff Hastings, were honored Sept. 24 at the Wild Trout Symposium meeting in West Yellowstone, Montana. The Wild Trout Stewardship Award, presented every four years, honors “an outstanding fishery program that makes a strong contribution to the conservation or restoration of a coldwater fishery.”

Hastings, who spent more than 20 years as Vernon County conservationist before joining the TUDARE project in 2006, was recognized for his efforts to expand restoration resources and partnerships across the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.

New Partnership Video Features Conservation Efforts of Grape Creek, California

(Washington, DC) –Today, the National Fish Habitat Partnership released its second video in a series highlighting the work of their 19 Partnerships across the country. The second video in the series spotlights restoration efforts on Grape Creek, a tributary of the Russian River in Sonoma County, CA through the California Fish Passage Forum. Grape Creek was named a National Fish Habitat Partnership “Water to Watch” in 2013 because of the importance of its natural habitat and fish species, which include steelhead trout and coho salmon.

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