Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Conservation...A Founding Principle

            Conservation is one of the founding principles of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  Contributing over 40 years of conservation work, the Federation of Fly Fishers is proud to continue protecting our fisheries and angling opportunties for the future. 

As William Nelson, President of the McKenzie Flyfishers Club, stated so clearly in 1964 - " We have been slow to realize the role of political pressures in conservation and are of the opinion now that a united desire for the things that are necessary to perpetuate our sport of fly fishing is the only way to keep from losing many of the things we hold so dear " - our unified mission continues.

Today, our Conservation Committee works with local club and councils to identify projects worthy of funding through our Small Grants Program.   Committee members also work with local, state and federal agencies to ensure that our natural resources are safe for future generations.  If you need further information please contact us at 406-222-9369 or e-mail conservation@fedflyfishers.org.

IFFF Recognizes Contributors to Conservation

The International Federation of Fly Fishers Awards Program has been developed to recognize those individuals, clubs and other organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Federation, our environment, fishery resources, angling literature and the fly tackle industry.

There are several conservation awards: 
  • Aldo Leopold Conservation Award
  • FFF Conservation Award
  • Stanley Lloyd Award
  • Dr. James Henshall Warmwater Conservation Award
  • Robert J. Marriot Scholarship Award      


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is comprised of a Chairperson, President of each Council and the FFF President. Council Presidents may wish to designate another person to sit on the Committee in his /her place. The Awards Committee will make final decisions on all nominations.  


The schedule for the implementation of the Conservation Awards Program is as follows:
  • May 15th Distribution of Nominations to the Awards Committee
  • June 15th Awards Committee Conference Call (Closest Sunday Evening)
  • July 1st Notification of Recipients (if deemed necessary)
  • July 15th Press releases about recipients to FFF Media Contact.
  • August Fly Fishing Fair Awards Banquet
  • August 15th Article to Flyfisher and Webmaster


To view a complete list of IFFF Award Criteria including Conservation Award please click here  


You may donate to the FFF's overall Conservation program by using the Donate Button below. 





Please direct your inquiries to the IFFF Conservation Coordinator.

E-mail:  conservation@fedflyfishers.org

Telephone:  406-222-9369 


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