RESERVOIR FISHERIES HABITAT PARTNERSHIP
4-6 October 2019, Kansas City, KS
The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) held its 10th Annual Meeting at the Hollywood Casino https://www.hollywoodcasinokansas.com/in Kansas City, Kansas. Meeting sponsors
were Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and B.A.S.S. Conservation. The meeting program is available for download.
Highlights of this year’s meeting were a dredge demonstration on the DINO6 by GeoForm International and a presentation on Envirotubes as a means of disposing of fill material. The morning presentations were followed by the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership Business Meeting. The Briefing Book and Minutes are available for download. A half-day workshop on reservoir habitat restoration Best Management Practices. Topics covered were:
- How to select a project
- Nuisance aquatic vegetation
- Establishing native vegetation
- Nutrient control
- Shoreline Stabilization_Natural
- Shoreline Stabilization_Hard Armoring
Instructors include many of the individuals that contributed to the Reservoir Habitat Management Manual https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/science/best-management-practices-manual/ .
An expanded version of this workshop will be held at the 2020 Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting in Little Rock, AR on 21 February 2020.
Friends of Reservoirs Small Projects Grants ($1,000 cash) were awarded to Friends of Barren River Lake, Kentucky; Tri-County Bass Anglers, Indiana; Friends of Lake Livingston, Texas; Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association, Texas and the City of Cherryvale, Kansas.
Mossback once again sponsored a grant that awarded $1000 (wholesale) of product to the Virginia B.A.S.S. Nation, Ft. Worth Fly Fishers (Texas), and Friends of Horse Thief Reservoir (Kansas).
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