TNC to host Silver Creek conference in
By GREG STAHL
Express Staff Writer
The world-famous fly fishing stream,
Blaine Countyís own Silver Creek, will take center stage at a symposium next
month in Sun Valley.
Each year, thousands of visitors from
Idaho and beyond visit The Nature Conservancyís Silver Creek Preserve. Among
them are anglers, hikers, birdwatchers and tourists.
To engage those interested in Silver
Creek, The Nature Conservancy-Idaho is holding the Silver Creek Symposium from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Sun Valley Inn.
The symposium is scheduled to feature
talks by recognized experts on the areaís biology, conservation practices,
hydrology and economics.
Acclaimed author and lecturer Tim Palmer
is scheduled to deliver the eventís keynote address. Palmer will deliver an
address that focuses on his book, "Lifelines: The Case for River Conservation,"
as it pertains to Silver Creek.
"We are all thrilled we were able to
obtain Tim Palmer as our keynote speaker for this important symposium," said
Wood River Valley hydrologist Lee Brown, the eventís director and one of the
conference participants. "He is a well-known and acclaimed lecturer whose books
have been recognized a variety of ways, including the 1997 National Outdoor Book
Additionally, Snake River Basin
Adjudication, basic hydrology, wildlife and growth will be addressed by an array
TNC purchased Silver Creek Preserve, the
groupís first Idaho holding, 27 years ago. The preserve consists of 835 acres,
with an additional 10,000 acres in stream-side conservation easements.
The waters are internationally famous for
trout fishing, and the preserve is one of the most visited preserves in TNCís
"Many people love Silver Creek, and this
symposium provides a forum for both learning and sharing," said Matt Miller, TNC
director of communications. "It will give participants a chance to share
opinions, to listen and to discuss ways to protect this important stream for
Tickets are $30. For information or to
purchase tickets, call (208) 343-8826, extension 20.