Archive for May 2014

Executive Director Report 11/22

November has proven to be very busy around the IOGA office. A lot of prep time is occurring to get ready for next months annual meeting. Janey, Grant and myself are trying to put together a great program that is not only informational but hopefully a little fun. We have been able to secure many…

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Executive Director News 1/14

Happy 2014 IOGA Members, Now that the Holiday season is over we are all back in the office working on many of the projects that were outlined at our annual meeting. Speaking of the annual meeting, I want to take a moment and thank all of the volunteers who helped the staff during the event.…

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Idaho snowpack levels looking “stellar” in Salmon, Clearwater, Payette basins for 2014 whitewater season 04/06

BOISE, Idaho — (March 6, 2014) — Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated streamflows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are ranging from 90-120 percent of normal, which should provide for a stellar, fun-filled whitewater river season in the summer of 2014, officials said Thursday. “Our bookings are very strong this…

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President’s Message by Steve Burson 5/01

Spring is finally breaking around Idaho and we are gearing up for a great season in 2014. With above average snow pack in most areas we should have plenty of water and hopefully a light fire season.  We operate at the put-in to the Selway at Paradise and the river is up.  There is a lot of…

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President’s Message by Steve Burson 5/29

As I mentioned last month, during the April Board of Directors meeting in Salmon, the board set several key objectives for IOGA this year including Membership & Fundraising, Access and Trails, Improved Relations with Agency Partners and the 60th Anniversary of IOGA.The second objective I want to write about is membership and fundraising. Membership and fundraising continue…

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Adventure 101: Rafting the Salmon River 6/01

“A river changes people, even if they’re not looking to change,” says Bill “Bronco” Bruchak. He should know, having guided on rivers since 1978, including 80 commercial trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River through the protected Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness, in central Idaho. “White water makes you let go of…

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President’s Message by Steve Burson 6/26

As I mentioned previously, the board set several key objectives for IOGA this year including Membership & Fundraising, Access and Trails, Improved Relations with Agency Partners and the 60th Anniversary of IOGA. This month the subject is Access and Trails. Access and Trails continue to be a major problem for the land base outfits.  Last year…

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President’s Message by Steve Burson

For those of you that couldn’t attend our 60th annual meeting in Boise this year you missed a great time.  One of the highlights for me personally was Doug Tims sessions hosting some of the “Pioneers of IOGA”.  A few were outfitting before IOGA was in existence, great stories and pictures of the early days. …

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