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The Laura Moore Cunningham

Helping Henry's

Where there is water, there is life. Where there is life, there is a constant desire to thrive; and nowhere is that more evident than the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in eastern Idaho.

"There's water everywhere," says Brandon Hoffner, Henry's Fork Foundation executive director. "You can just smell the life in the river."

In Outdoor Idaho's show, "Helping Henry's," see the watershed in Fremont County, Idaho transform through four seasons. Watch the winter wonderland of swans and snowmobiles melt into the emerald green of spring.

"There's beautiful scenery," says Deb Empey, rancher. "You're with the animals, and there's not much better than that."

See the water resource feed the future of farms and fish in the summer, and witness the mellow of fall as grizzly bears and bull elk make their last appearances before the cold blanket of snow covers the area again.

"When you first hear elk bugling and screaming and they get closer and closer, then your blood really gets pumping," says Bert Mecham, Harriman State Park assistant manager. "It's a really exciting thing."

The Henry's Fork is 120 miles of river. It is well known and well used. And whether it's for farming or for fishing, all hands are helping Henry's.

"Getting what everybody wants out of this water is dependent on everyone working together and meshing their values together," says Lee Mabey, Caribou-Targhee National Forest Fisheries biologist. "People here are willing to work together."

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Ashton-Island Park Ranger District