Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting

Hollywood Casino
4-6 October 2019,
Kansas City, KS

The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) held its 10th Annual Meeting at the Hollywood Casino 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:

Instructors include many of the individuals that contributed to the Reservoir Habitat Management 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.

Technical Sessions

Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Restoration is too Big a Job for Any one Agency to Tackle: Partnering and the Friends of Reservoirs Role in its Promotion-Jeff Boxrucker, RFHP
Open Discussion on Microplastics-Dave Terre
The value of sharing knowledge – Queensland’s experience with reservoir fisheries habitat management-Andrew Norris, Dept. of Agriculture & Fisheries, Queensland, Australia
Water Injection Dredging (WID) Demonstration at Tuttle Creek Lake-Josh Olson, Kansas Water Office
Conserving Water Quality in Kansas through the WRAPS Program-Travis Sieve, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Habitat Restoration at Harris Lake, North Carolina-Clinton Morgeson and Mark D. Fowlkes, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Friends of Lake Livingston: New Approaches to Restoring Aquatic Plants to a Turbid Reservoir-James Langley, Lee College
Rockport Reservoir Habitat Augmentation-Kent Sorenson, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Watershed Protection – How It Is Being Approached by the Beaver Watershed Alliance, Clell Ford, Beaver Watershed Alliance
Status of the Watershed-Upper White River Basin-David Casaletto, Ozarks Water Watch
Sediment Management in the Desert-Earl Conway, Sun Country Outdoors
A Summary of Habitat Enhancement Efforts at Reservoirs Within the Lone Star State-Michael D. Homer Jr., Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Lessons in Establishing Aquatic Plants in Lakes and Reservoirs- Michael J. Mounce, IL DNR
The Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance: Year 2 update- Michael J. Mounce, IL DNR
Indiana’s Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program:  Four Lake in Four Years-Sandy Clark-Kolaks, IN DNR

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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