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IOGA Economic Impact Survey

The IOGA is sponsoring an Economic Impact study that will highlight the significance of outdoor outfitters and guides to Idaho’s economy. We are relying on members of our association and industry to help us develop a key tool to help you!

ACTION: DISTRIBUTE THE SURVEY TO CLIENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN A PROFESSIONALLY OUTFITTED/GUIDED ACTIVITY BETWEEN 10/1/21-12/31/22.

READ MORE ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY & ACCESS AN EMAIL DISTRIBUTION TEMPLATE HERE.

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It is critical to our ability to our efficacy politically, socially, with agencies, the legislature and congress that we are able to demonstrate the significance of our industry in Idaho economically.

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News & Updates.

Mother Nature Dramatically Changes Middle Fork Salmon River
By Grant Simonds, Executive Director at Middle Fork Outfitters Association, Government Affairs, Salmon River Outfitters Association

Photos above by Matt Leidecker / https://www.mattlphoto.com/Galleries/Idaho-1/River-Trips/082122-Middle-Fork-Blowouts

On Friday evening, August 12, a microburst created multiple landslides and blockages on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River just downstream of the Boundary Creek put-in making float boat navigation on the upper end of the Middle Fork impossible. Not realizing what had happened the night before, two separate Middle Fork outfitter/guide crews started their deadhead trips the next morning, Saturday, August 13, with the intent of meeting their guests the next day at the Indian Creek airstrip at Mile 25. It is customary during the low water season of late summer for boats and gear to be deadheaded and guests to be flown in.
Click here for more to this story and landslide pictures.

“In Idaho, Anadromous Fishing Guides and Outfitters have increasingly either to leave their homes to fish, or leave their business. It's an unfair choice and one we needn't force upon them. All that is required is for us, as a region, to commit to replacing the services and benefits the LSRD provide, and the people whose livelihoods are tied to them.

Not so long ago, we moved mountains to install these structures, electrifying the rural American West and driving industry. Yes, it was hard. Yes, it was expensive. So, too, will this be. But we can still do hard things—and there is a better version of our region beyond that effort, one that includes reliable, affordable power and grain transport, water supply, and abundant populations of salmon and steelhead for generations to come. This report lays plain that, together, all of us in this region—the outfitters & guides, farmers, water users, rural communities and rural utilities—can do this...and we must.”

-Aaron Lieberman, Executive Director, Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association (IOGA)

Fire Updates

Moose Fire InciWeb Update
Woodtick Fire InciWeb Update

REMINDER: IOGLB enforcement officers handle complaints for the Idaho Outfitter & Guides industry. Complaints may be submitted via email: enforcement@oglb.idaho.gov

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