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Trees to Seas Series: A Flyfisherman’s History of the San Lorenzo River
April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Take a walk with us through the colorful, rich history of fishing the San Lorenzo River, once the most “famous” river in California to fish for Chinook and Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and specifically the Steelhead, Oncorhynchus Mykiss – the most important gamefish in North America. From the perspective of a fly fisherman and conservationist, Tom Hogye shares the history of this great anadromous fishery, from a time when there were more fish than you could shake a stick at, to the status today of restoring this once great habitat.
The Trees to Seas Series features speakers and workshops about local natural science and ecology. Join us each 3rd Thursday of the month at the Scotts Valley Library to learn more about this place we call home. Brought to you in partnership with Julianne Rhodes, Environmental Compliance Consultant for the City of Scotts Valley.
About the presenter:
Thomas Hogye is past President, Conservation Chair and Programs Chair for the Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen where he spent 12 years working to promote sustainable fisheries management, the conservation and preservation of California Anadromous waters. In the late 90’s, under the tutelage of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and various other conservation organizations, Mr. Hogye worked tirelessly on the update of fishing regulations for the protection of Salmon and Steelhead throughout California; a change that had not occurred in more than 30 years.
As an avid fly fisherman, he has had the opportunity to work closely with many who are working to save other waters throughout the country and has taught many a program on fly fishing and the need to preserve the fish and fisheries.
Currently, Mr. Hogye is Director of Business Development at ECS Refining, LLC with more than 16 years of experience in the recovery of electronics for environmentally sound recycling of related materials, fine metals and components, developing comprehensive recycling plans for major original equipment manufacturers, municipalities and other organizations. Mr. Hogye has lectured at Yale School of Forestry, Colorado School of Mines, other universities, schools and industry related areas specifically for the preservation of the environment. He acted as US Industry Expert with the IEC/NEMA, and over the years has been published in a variety of electronics industry, conservation and fly fishing periodicals.