The social and economic mainstay of the valley is ranching, most of the ranches are large, family owned, established for several generations.
The Foundation has been and continues to be a major moving force and important partner in establishing and carrying on the many on-going projects involving research, conservation, education and outreach designed to improve, enhance and maintain river flows and riparian habitat which of course benefits not only grayling and trout but wildlife and the land itself. Non-profit, the Foundation operates on a budget of about $4000 per month or $50,000 annually. Donations, grants and fund raisers of course fuels the operation.
To find out more, or how you can help click on http://www.bhrf.org/