On November 15th at the historic Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco, the Western Rivers Conservancy is putting on their third event. Join Hosts Sue Doroff, President and Co-founder of the Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC), and Tom Rosenbauer, distinguished author and host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast for an evening full of fun. This event, the culmination of WRC’s “Exploring the Great Rivers of the West” series, promises a lively exploration of the intricacies of preserving our precious waterways.
The discussion will delve into the core philosophy of WRC encapsulated in the motto, “Sometimes to save a river, you have to buy it,” providing an opportunity to celebrate Sue Doroff’s remarkable contributions to river conservation across the American West. The evening, held in front of a live audience and live-streamed on WRC’s website, ensures a nationwide viewership for this significant discourse.
As Sue Doroff, who co-founded WRC and has led the organization for over a decade, prepares to step down as President in 2024 after 35 years of acquiring and conserving river lands throughout the American West, her unique perspective on land conservation becomes a focal point of this event. For those passionate about preserving our natural treasures, this evening is a must-attend.
Tom Rosenbauer, an industry veteran with 44 years at the Orvis Company, brings his wealth of experience to the conversation. Renowned for his influential books, articles, fly designs, and fly-fishing teachings, Rosenbauer has made an indelible mark on enthusiasts worldwide. As the host of Orvis’ Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, he has engaged with numerous experts in fly fishing, river conservation, and environmental sustainability, including Sue Doroff. Currently serving as Orvis’ Chief Marketing Enthusiast, Rosenbauer’s insights add another layer of depth to this enlightening dialogue.
The conversation between Doroff and Rosenbauer will delve into WRC’s cutting-edge strategies for restoring water flow to benefit rivers, fish, and wildlife. They will also discuss the organization’s approaches to conservation finance and highlight some of the projects WRC has undertaken. Notable projects include the creation of the 73-square-mile Blue Creek Salmon Sanctuary and Yurok Tribal Community Forest on the Klamath River, conservation efforts along Oregon’s John Day River, and ongoing initiatives to return significant flows of cold water to Montana’s Wise and Big Hole rivers.
Tickets for the in-person gathering are available for purchase, and online registration for the livestream is open to all. Tickets and registration can be accessed by clicking HERE. Registrants will automatically be entered into a drawing to win prizes.