Hilary grew up near Glacier National Park in Montana, which gave her a feeling of connectedness with the rivers and lakes in the area. After being taught to fish by a friend down the road, she made the commitment to always live near the rivers. She went on to attend the University of Montana as a broadcast journalism major and then worked as a news anchor in Missoula, Montana and Portland, Oregon. Currently, she is co-host on a fly fishing show on Trout TV. She also owns a marketing firm called Outside Media that represents fly fishing, ski, and outdoor industry brands.
Through her involvement in the outdoor industry, she has become an advocate for conservation. Outside of Protect Our Winters, she is involved in Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery. She also enjoys skiing with her daughters, trail running, and volunteering as a fly fishing instructor for Glacier Anglers’ Fun on the Fly Youth Retreat.
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"Drop" Reveals The Impacts Climate Change Is Having On The Rivers Of The American WestRead more
“DROP” REVEALS THE IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAVING ON THE RIVERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Twenty years ago, professional fly fishing guide and POW Alliance Member Hilary Hutcheson was told that her whole world was about to change, thanks to a rapidly warming climate. Over two decades on the rivers in Glacier National Park, Montana, she’s seen that prediction come true. After bearing witness to climate change’s effects on her local rivers and ecosystems, Hutcheson embarked on a film project with director Liam Gallagher, titled Drop, that traced a drop of water from its source high in Montana’s alpine snowpack, through the rivers of Montana, Idaho and Washington and finally into the Pacific Ocean, all while speaking to people whose lives are built around the stability of the water run-off to better paint a picture of the systemic solutions needed to solve these climate impacts.