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Subject: Sept. Meeting
Date: 24-Aug-08

Wednesday, September 10, 630 p.m. (fly tying) and program at 730 p.m. at the MK Nature Center behind the Idaho Fish and Game HQ.

Reed Burkholder will make a presentation on conservation issues with the Snake River salmon.

Check back for more program information later this week.

Subject: RE: Sept. Meeting
Date: 03-Sep-08

Reed Burkholder will be the Trueblood chapter's featured speaker September 10th, 7:30 at the MK Nature Center. Reed grew up in Boise. He distinctly remembers, as a kid, watching abundant, wild Chinook salmon spawning along the South Fork Salmon River in the 1950's and '60's. After returning from college abroad, Reed learned that Idaho's salmon and steelhead numbers had dramatically plummeted after the mid-1970's; due principally to the completion of four federal hydro power dams along the lower Snake River in Washington.

Thus began Reed's determined, self-guided quest to understand how and why our wild fish populations suffered and continue to decline toward extinction. Since 1991 he has led a vigorous campaign to enlighten anglers and the general public and to advocate for wild fish recovery.

Reed's specific topic for our meeting will involve a discussion on Northwest energy and what we get for mortgaging our wild salmon populations to the brink of extinction. His engaging, interactive presentation will provide us as anglers a refreshing perspective as to the many common misconceptions of reliable, cheap and supposedly benign hydro power.

Burkholder supports his family as a full-time music teacher, composer and performance musician.

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