Henry’s Fork Wildlife Alliance hires new Program Coordinator

Sarah Cubells
Sarah Cubells

 Published in the Standard Journal, Oct 16, 2019

 Henrys Fork Wildlife Alliance has  announced that Teton Valley resident  Sarah Cubells will be its program coordinator. Cubells, who lives in Victor, is an honors graduate of the University of  Connecticut with a degree in biology and animal science and experience  in conservation work.

HFWA  President Jean Bjerke said she is grateful for generous support from  locals in Island Park and Fremont County that has made it possible for  HFWA to hire a program coordinator.

Bjerke  says Cubells is an excellent fit for the group. She moved to Idaho this  year and loves the Gem State and the wildlife of the upper Henrys Fork  and Greater Yellowstone. She is passionate about the mission of HFWA.

 In  college, Cubells worked as an undergraduate researcher at both the  University of Connecticut and Emory University in Georgia, as well as a  teaching assistant and an outdoors adventure trip leader. She has  participated in volunteer work providing veterinary care to exotic  animals in Honduras, and spent time studying biodiversity in Patagonia,  Chile. She has worked as an Idaho Conservation Intern for the  Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

In  her new position, Cubells will provide administrative support for HFWA  including communications and outreach; work with Idaho Wildlife  Federation to bring local members to Boise to meet with legislators; and  plan for a major community event in Island Park next summer.

Cubells  says she is excited to join the Henrys Fork Wildlife Alliance. In her  spare time she plans to continue to take advantage of outdoor sports  & recreation opportunities in Idaho. She has rafted down the Salmon  River, enjoys hiking and backpacking, and especially looks forward to  skiing and snowboarding this winter.

Henrys  Fork Wildlife Alliance is a grassroots, volunteer organization formed  this summer and governed by a board of directors comprised of local  citizens. Its mission is to educate and advocate to protect and conserve  the native wildlife and its enjoyment by the public in the Upper Henrys  Fork Watershed. The group is an affiliate of Idaho Wildlife Federation.  It is the only citizens organization dedicated solely to protecting  healthy wildlife populations in the Upper Henrys Fork watershed. HFWA is  registered as a corporation in Idaho and is recognized by the IRS as a  501©3 tax exempt organization.