We are pleased to announce that we have been named as a 2018 partner in Patagonia’s new initiative, Patagonia Action Works, for our work to restore fish passage between the Snake River and one of its main tributaries—Ditch Creek.
Patagonia launched Action Works to connect their customers with conservation nonprofits. The goal is to increase engagement in critical environmental efforts by showcasing opportunities to participate in relevant events, skill-based volunteering, and on-the-ground projects. Patagonia Action Works focuses on issues involving land, water, climate, communities, and biodiversity. Patagonia World Trout Initiative was a generous supporter of the Foundation’s effort to restore Ditch Creek, which led to the Foundation’s partnership with Patagonia Action Works.
Fish habitat in the lower five miles of Ditch Creek has been fragmented for more than 50 years due to human-caused changes on the landscape. Foundation funding is helping to restore this area to its historical alignment, allowing fish passage during key spawning and migratory periods, and maintaining and enhancing fish movement studies.
Patagonia has recognized and supported this effort and we are honored to be included in their new initiative. Take a look below at the important work that earned us a spot as a 2018 Patagonia Action Works partner.