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HFF Annual Awards

 Manlove Award: Layne Hepworth

A native Idahoan with homes in Boise and Island Park, Layne Hepworth (photo right) was an HFF board member for 7 years (2006-2013), accepting a term extension during his tenure as Board Chairman at a time when his continued expertise and leadership were greatly needed. Layne was instrumental in setting a new level of HFF Board of Director involvement with fundraising and watershed stewardship. It was evident from the start that Layne was going to pour his heart and soul into the Foundation as he spent nearly every waking hour thinking about how the Foundation could grow, leading the Henry’s Fork Day fundraiser multiple times, and establishing a new, successful fundraiser in Boise. Those that have been around Layne know that he is not shy about asking for a donation of time or money for the Foundation. Layne also served on the Fremont County Planning and Zoning Commission during the creation of the most recent Fremont County Comprehensive Development Plan. 

 Conservation Award: Liz Storer

Liz Storer (photo right) loves trout fishing, and loves the Rocky Mountain West. She understands very well that the West is changing in many ways, and that the challenge of protecting and preserving the things that make the West what it is – including trout and the places that they live – demands that those of us who love it immerse ourselves in it, and become a part of it. That is what the Henry’s Fork Foundation does for one of the Rockies’ great watersheds. Liz recognized that, and we are profoundly grateful to her for her generous support. She is a great friend to HFF.  

 Volunteer Award: Val Zupsan and Steve Whisler

Idaho Master Naturalist Val Zupsan, and her husband Steve Whisler (photo right) were recognized as “Volunteers of the Year” by the Henry’s Fork Foundation at Henry’s Fork Day XXIX this past June. Val is a certified master naturalist and active since 2008. She is currently serving as the chapter’s board president in addition to her volunteering activities. Val, and her husband Steve have assisted in numerous HFF projects,  including the bi-annual roadside cleanups, monitoring of fish traps on the Buffalo River, assisting in back country Yellowstone Cutthroat trout assessments, and helping with fly-casting competitions and the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.  Val and Steve motivate and encourage volunteerism in the Island Park community with their upbeat attitudes and dedication to conservation of the Henry’s Fork watershed.