We mobilize volunteers for projects such as wildlife-friendly fencing and habitat restoration, to benefit wildlife and their environment.
We advocate on issues that affect wildlife in the Upper Henrys Fork Watershed.
We collaborate with organizations and individuals that share our values.
We educate the public and decision-makers through our website, social media, and other outreach efforts.
We organize our volunteer base to build the power we need to protect wildlife.
HFWA conducts and collaborates with other organizations on volunteer projects, such as wildlife-friendly fence and habitat restoration projects, to benefit wildlife and their environment.
For more information about volunteer projects, visit our volunteer page!
HFWA in Boise
In February 2020, a delegation of Henrys Fork Wildlife Alliance volunteers joined dozens of Idaho conservationists with diverse backgrounds in Boise for Idaho Wildlife Federation’s “Camo at the Capitol” event. The group met with legislators and the governor; interacted with the public; and learned more about the legislative process, and how each person can be involved on a policy level with the issues important to them. Below are some photos from the several days the volunteers spent in Idaho’s capitol city.
Henry’s Lake Restroom Murals
Henry’s Fork Wildlife Alliance and Henry’s Lake Foundation partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to fund and plan an art installation project in the bathrooms on the south end of Henrys Lake. Located near the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Henry’s Lake is one of Idaho’s great high mountain lakes.
BLM’s Monica Zimmerman, Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Upper Snake Field Office, saw the pristine, white interior walls as an empty canvas for something special.
Thank you to Helen Seay for creating these beautiful murals! Helen hopes visitors’ surprise encounters with the aquatic scenes of fish and birdlife will inspire all who “see them to make a difference in their own bit of conservation.”
Planning and Environmental Linkages Study
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study of the US-20 corridor between Ashton and the ID-87 Junction in preparation for major highway construction. We continue to support and advocate for consideration of wildlife in any planned construction on US 20. HFWA submitted formal comments requesting consideration of highway impacts on big game and hunting, wetlands, wolverines, climate change, and more when US 20 is upgraded.
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
HFWA joined hundreds of other organizations in signing on to a letter supporting the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. This legislation will provide states, territories, and tribes with $1.39 billion annually to catalyze proactive, on-the-ground, collaborative efforts to restore essential habitat and implement key conservation strategies, as described in each state’s Wildlife Action Plan.