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 Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Academy
   

Class of 2009 Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly-fishing Academy

2014 NORTHWEST YOUTH CONSERVATION & FLY FISHING ACADEMY

Applications are now being accepted from youths, ages 12 to 16, for the annual Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy. The Academy is located on Hicks Lake at the Gwinwood Conference Center in Lacey, Washington and will be held from Sunday, June 22, to Saturday, June 28, 2014. Its purpose is to educate youth about the importance of conservation and natural resource stewardship. The Academy is sponsored by the Trout Unlimited Chapters of Washington and the Washington State Federation of Fly Fishers.  It is hosted by the Olympia Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the South Sound Fly Fishers and Puget Sound Fly Fishers.

The Academy is coeducational and is limited to 24 youths. Youths having an interest in the outdoors, conservation, and fly fishing, are encouraged to apply. Acceptance to the Academy is based upon a written essay indicating an applicant's desire to attend and what she/he hopes to learn from it. Candidates need not be experienced anglers. A limited number of scholarships are available through Trout Unlimited chapters. Applicants desiring scholarship information are encouraged to contact a chapter president within their locale.

The Academy's curriculum is designed to provide students with a background in fundamental science and includes classes on ecology, hydrology, aquatic entomology, invasive species, watersheds, wildlife enforcement, and trout behavior. Each day also includes instruction for developing or improving the students' fly fishing skills including fly casting, fly tying, fly selection, streamside ethics and etiquette, knot tying, reading water, and water safety. Faculty and staff include wildlife resource professionals, noted northwest fly fishing and fly tying professionals and enthusiasts and Trout Unlimited volunteers.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2014. Cost, including meals and lodging, is $275. Fly fishing rods, reels, and fly tying equipment will be made available. 

For more information, visit the website.  For application or further information, send an e-mail to: nwycffa@comcast.net

Contacts:  Mike Clancy (360) 753-1259 or (253) 278-0061

                Jim Brosio (360) 943-9947

                                 

About Us
This is the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
 
For a list of 2014 officers and to read meeting minutes, 
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Chapter membership total - 630

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News
DamNation, a film, is coming to our area.  For more information on where to see it,  click here ...

WDFW designates three tributaries of Columbia River as wild steelhead gene banks.  For more details,  click here ...

Federal agencies to evict terns who are feeding on juvenile salmon and steelhead in Columbia River.  For more information , click here...


Lawsuits could lead to changes in fish hatchery operations in Washington and Oregon.  For more information, click here...

House Bill 2579, a bill concerning small scale prospecting and mining hydraulic projects, is currentyl being discussed in the legislature.  To learn more,  click here...

Here's short video showing a gold dredging operation on Swauk Creek.  click here...

Since removal of two dams on the Rogue River in Oregon, Chinook salmon are moving further upstream, click here...

The Elwha River is seeing its largest return of chinook salmon in decades! For more details, click here...

Chinook salmon are returning in significant numbers to previously inaccessible portions of the Elwha River!  For more details, click here...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has placed Lake Sammamish in its new Urban Partnership Program.  For more information,  click here...

The EPA has released a revised Bristol Bay assessment for review.  To read the revised assessment and make comments, go to the EPA Bristol Bay website  click here...

Elwha Dam removal is on hold until fixes are made to the water treatment plant. For more details,  click here...

Learn about the proposed "run of river" hydro project for the North Fork of the Snoqualmie river click here...

Read Andy Batcho's article about  "mystery" chemicals killing coho salmon click here...

NOAA fisheries proposes critical habitat for Puget Sound Steelhead.  To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' last fishing article as he moves to Boise, Id.  To read,  click here...

Washington Recreation & Conservation Office releases State of the Salmon in Watersheds Report  . To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on sturgeon fishing opportunities Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fly fishing for Kamloops Trout Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on how fly tying is healing veterans. Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on waste water treatment issues. Read here...

USFWS denies endangered species listing for Lake Sammamish Kokanee Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fishing for Cutthroat trout in saltwater Read here...

Here's an op-ed in the Oregonian relating to protection of endangered salmon stocks from California to British Columbia.  Pretty interesting! To read click here...

Read Dallas Cross' latest article about fishing access rights and Washington stream access laws Read here...

Kokanee Project
Take a look at the Kokanee Recovery Strategic Timeline.  To view,  click here...

USFWS Pacific Region has a great story and pictures about Kokanee recovery. To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' article explaining where the Kokanee have gone Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article describing the long term fix needed for Kokanee in Lake Sammamish  Read here...

Here's some pictures of the culvert replacement project on Ebright Creek Click here...

Here's a USFWS video about the Kokanee fry release.   click here...

Here's a USFWS video about the Kokanee supplmentation project.  click here...

Here's some USFWS pictures and information on Lake Sammamish kokanee.   Click here...


Find out what we're doing to help restore the Kokanee population in Lake Sammamish here.

Read a copy of the latest plan for supplementation of late-run kokanee in Lake Sammamish Click here...

Here's Hans Berge's Kokanee presentation from the general meeting on Feb 10, 2010 Click here...

King County Council urges protection of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Click here...


Bear Creek Project
Read about a new project whose goal is to enhance lower Bear Creek in Redmond Click here

Trout Unlimited is working with Water Tenders to measure the effect of pollutants from SR520 on Bear Creek water quality Read more here
Fishing Report
Where are the fishing hotspots? More importantly, where are the fish?! We're not telling! No, really, go here.
Conservation Organizations

Save Lake Sammamish

Mountains to Sea Greenway

Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Sammamish

Sno-King Watershed Council

TU Youth
Read about Marvista  School's "Salmon in the Classroom" project...

Kids, do you have the Boy Scout fly-fishing merit badge
 More about fly-fishing merit badge

Cast for Kids Events -  June 7 & September 6 - Gene Coulon Park.  For more information, click
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