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For the last year and a half I've been trying to synch up my shooting schedule with a spring creek restoration effort. So I was stoked when Shannon Skelton, a senior fisheries biologist and president of CFI Global Fisheries Management invited me down to Colorado to take a look at some work CFI is about to do on a spring creek next summer. CFI is based in Ft. Collins, CO. and offers comprehensive fisheries management, but at it's core is dedicated to river restoration and stream enhancement. Here's a little from CFI's website.
"CFI is on the forefront of fisheries enhancement and fishery consulting. Through biological and technological advancements, CFI has carved a niche to create, enhance, and restore first-class fisheries in the United States and the world. From river enhancements in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico to stream creation in Argentina, CFI is a leader in freshwater fishery management."
and from Shannon Skelton on participating in Spring Creek:
"The preservation, enhancement and strategic stewardship of spring creek fisheries across the continent is an instrumental component to perpetuating and maintaining quality ecosystems and angling opportunities, and fostering management alliances with private ranchers and landowners is critical to the long-term sustainability of these precious resources. CFI Global is ecstatic to be working with Travis Lowe, and honored to be a part of the Spring Creek film."
I'm tremedously excited to work with Shannon and be afforded the opportunity to see some restoration work in the midst of it actually happening. For more on Shannon and CFI hit up this article from the Denver Post.
If there's one set of keys that I wouldn't borrowing to make a couple of copies of ... they belong to Guide/Outfitter Bill Kemph. That's because Kemph has private access to some of the best spring creek ranchs in the Dillon area. Places like Circle 3 Spring Creek, McCoy Spring Creeks and a new one in the works the "Open A Ranch". Bill is recognized as one of the local spring creek guru's, so I'm happy to announce that Bill has agreed to appear in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout. Bill will introduce me to the Van Deren family, with whom he is working with as they plan a major spring creek restoration on their "Open A" Ranch. Bill, along with business partner Greg Lilly, owns Lilly& Kemph Outfitting and the incredible Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges, Montana. Check out Bill's bio:
Bill Kemph is a native Montanan who grew up fishing and hunting the rivers and forests of SW Montana. Following graduation with a degree in education from the University of Montana at Western, Bill decided that he wanted to build a career as a guide and outfitter. Bill has guided both fishermen and hunters in Montana for the last 20 years. He operates his own hunting outfitting business out of the town of Dillon. Bill is a patient and effective teacher of fly fishing and recognized as one of the most knowledgeable guides of SW Montana. He is a superb angler, skilled in all phases of the sport of fly fishing, an accomplished tier and a wonderful streamside companion.