Speaking of those who work to grow fly fishing and improve access, a reminder that AFFTA is calling for nominations for Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award and the AFFTA Industry Leadership Award. The Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award will be given in recognition of exemplary efforts demonstrating a commitment to AFFTA’s policy protocol: Access to healthy habitat creates recreational opportunity that leads to economic activity. The AFFTA Industry Leadership Award will be given in recognition of exemplary efforts to further AFFTA’s mission to promote the sustained growth of the fly-fishing industry. Please send your recommendations and an explanation on why the person deserves the award to Government Affairs and Alliances Committee chair, Tom Sadler at [email protected] by March 16, 2018. THAT’S NEXT WEEK! AFFTA’s Government Affairs and Alliances Committee will review the nominations and make recommendations to the board. The board will consider those recommendations and vote on the recipients and the winners will be announced at IFTD this summer.