Volunteers and Donors Help Native Trout

Volunteer AnglerWithin the past decade, Yellowstone's native trout have faced growing threats from invasive species, disease, and prolonged drought.  Since 2003, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has funded the highly successful Fly Fishing Volunteers Program which recruits volunteer anglers to help gather vital biological data from the Park's fish populations.

“As an avid fly fisherman and a past visitor of the Park, I was very intrigued at the idea of being part of something much larger than simply a fishing vacation," said John Burgos, a Yellowstone Fly Fishing Volunteer from Pennsylvania. "The satisfaction of accomplishment through volunteering was resounding,” said Burgos. 

Yellowstone is recruiting volunteers for the summer season who are able to offer a day or weekend of their time.  

Learn more about volunteering with the Fly Fishing Volunteers Program.

Support the Fly Fishing Volunteers Program and receive a special gift!

Please send me the limited-edition baseball capRecognizing the great value of this program, the Foundation is committed to raising the funds needed to continue it through 2012. 

For your contribution of $50 or more, receive a limited-edition baseball cap and help the Fly Fishing Volunteers Program continue in Yellowstone National Park.

This very special hat features the artwork of former Yellowstone naturalist ranger, Mimi Matsuda, and celebrates Yellowstone National Park’s treasured native fish species: cutthroat trout and arctic grayling. It’s our way of saying “Thank you!” for being a valued steward. 

Your donation of any amount will make a significant difference for Yellowstone's fisheries.  For your donation of $50 or more, we'll send the limited-edition baseball cap as an extra token of our appreciation.

Please make a donation in support of the Fly Fishing Volunteers Program today!

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Yellowstone and about different ways you can help support the work of the Yellowstone Park Foundation. 

Mimi Matsuda painting

Mimi MatsudaAbout the Artist: Mimi Matsuda

From 1998 through 2006, wildlife artist Mimi Matsuda worked as a seasonal ranger naturalist and fisheries field researcher in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Her artwork has been featured in fine art magazines and galleries and in the Yellowstone Fisheries & Aquatic Science’s annual report. Mimi currently resides in Bozeman, Montana.

We would like to thank Mimi for the gift of her artwork to create this limited-edition baseball cap that celebrates Yellowstone’s native fish. Learn more about Mimi and her artwork. 



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