2017 Annual Meeting with Josh Duplechian and Russ Schnitzer

We had a fantastic annual member meeting on December 6th. Thanks to all that attended. FHTU was privileged to have a private, exclusive screening of the film, A River's Reckoning. The film chronicles a Colorado ranching family's relationship and stewardship of the upper Colorado River, both in drought years and years of plenty. The film will premiere at the 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The filmmakers, Josh (TU national) and Russ were on hand to share with us the inspiration behind the film, the conservation success that this family has catalyzed in the upper Colorado basin, and the broader conversation that the film is meant to foster. We hope to see A River's Reckoning again at the 5 Point Film Festival, so please spread the word.

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After the short film and stories from our backyard river, we took a trip abroad through a photo slideshow presentation of Russ's recounting of a mind bending fly fishing adventure to the Nubian Flats of Sudan. Russ's story was featured in The FlyFish Journal. If you missed our meeting, be sure to listen to Russ's interview with the DrakeCast below.

Russ's storytelling ability rivals his skill behind the camera, which made the second half of our meeting action packed and every bit as informative and entertaining as the first. Below are just a few of the many incredible shots captured and shared with us by Russ. (All copyrights reserved by Russ). Thank you Russ and Josh!

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