Charles Friedman

Los Angeles, California


Fishing the Madison River 40+ years-Hiker-Lousy Rock Climber- Retired Physician-Internal Medicine/Cardiology -Photographer- Native of Atlanta GA

Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors for the Madison River Foundation?

Serve the River and Valley that I love.

What makes our mission meaningful to you?

Beautiful Madison River Valley & it's Precious Resources and the People I've known who feel the same way.

What experience would you bring to the MRF board?

Working with people in a constructive manner-I am interested in the River and not my ego.

What interests you about our organization? Which aspect of our organization interests you most?

Protection & Respect for the Rights of the Animal Habitat of the River to Flourish as Nature should allow.

What is your favorite project the foundation has worked on and why?

Not certain.

Do you support Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recommendations for the Madison River Recreation Plan? Why or why not?

In General-Yes

Do you support walk-in wade only sections on the Madison River? Why or why not?


Do you believe that the fishery will be impacted by overuse?


How important is advocacy on local, state, and federal policies to you?

Everything Counts

What experience do you have with fundraising?

NONE except paying my taxes

How would you plan to increase fundraising for the Foundation as Board of Director?

Unable to Answer Until I become more intimately conversant with the issues-However, demonstrating a fair and equitable policy for river use seems the most influential way - a balanced approach to commercial and non-commercial use of the river. Fairness to all.

How much time a month can you commit to meetings and serving the mission of the Foundation?

Plan to arrive about June 1st & stay until around 11/1-have a home in Island Park, ID. My time is pretty much unlimited.