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For the week of January 3 through January 9, 2001

Hemingway conservation fund established as memorial

Express Staff Writer

The Nature Conservancy of Idaho plans to establish a conservation memorial in Jack Hemingway’s name.

Called the Jack Hemingway Habitat Restoration Fund, it will be aimed at providing resources for conservation work along Silver Creek and throughout Idaho.

Possible projects include:

·  Installing fish screens on irrigation head gates along rivers such as the upper Henry’s Fork to prevent native fish from flowing into irrigation canals where they die.

·  Building fences to exclude livestock from spring creeks like Silver Creek and throughout the state.

·  Reestablishing native wetland areas in places such as the Kootenai River Valley in northern Idaho.

·  Planting native vegetation buffers between agricultural fields and streams to reduce runoff and provide wildlife habitat throughout the state.

A private, nonprofit organization working with communities to protect Idaho’s wildlands, The Nature Conservancy has offices in Boise, Sun Valley, Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene.

The Nature Conservancy plans to manage the Hemingway fund as an endowment with annual investment income used to fund projects on private and public land.

Donations can be sent to the Jack Hemingway Habitat Restoration Fund, care of The Nature Conservancy of Idaho, Box 165, Sun Valley, ID 83353.

For more information, call 726-3007.


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