The Arnold Settelmeyer family was honored recently by the High Sierra Fly Casters during the second annual Pre-Fly Fishing Festival Banquet in the Waterford Room at the Carson Valley Inn.
The family was recognized for its outstanding contributions to conservation work. A history of the family’s preservation projects held from 1880 to 1998 was presented by Dan Kaffer, High Sierra Fly Casters member. The many projects the family undertook to improve river conditions in the Carson Valley and Pickel Meadows were highlighted. Last year, James Settelmeyer assisted with the “Trout in the Classroom Program” for Douglas County by helping to raise 12,000 fingerlings in an irrigation ditch.
The High Sierra Fly Casters presented the family a Mimi Jobe print of the Carson River and Carson Valley as a thank you for their work on private lands to conserve all natural resources.
Also honored were Michael Hohl of Michael Hohl RV Center in Carson City and Ame Hellman of American Land Conservancy. Recognition was given for their financial support to the High Sierra Fly Fishing Festival and the Rosaschi Ranch Project.