Stream & Habitat Improvement Projects

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BQ Diversion Fish Passage and Screening (WY) (#28195)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Project Area/Location: Twin Creek, Wyoming Foundation Federal Funding: $21,500 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $8,500 Matching Funds: $30,000
Total Funding: $60,000

Trout Unlimited, Inc. will replace a diversion structure that is currently acting as a complete fish barrier on Twin Creek, a mid-elevation tributary that flows into the Bear River near Sage Junction in Wyoming. The project will benefit multiple native … Continue reading

Chester Dam Fish Ladder and Fish Passage Monitoring (ID, WY) (#27871)

Recipient: The Henry's Fork Foundation, Inc. Project Area/Location: Snake River, Idaho and Wyoming Foundation Federal Funding: $29,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $1,000 Matching Funds: $661,225
Total Funding: $691,225

The Henry’s Fork Foundation, Inc. will design and construct a 288-foot long fish ladder at the Chester Dam on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. Chester Dam is a 13.5 foot high irrigation diversion dam that has … Continue reading

Creation of a Westslope Cutthroat Trout Brood in Yellowstone (MT, WY) (#28151)

Recipient: Yellowstone National Park Project Area/Location: Goose Lake Chain, Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming Foundation Federal Funding: $10,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $19,500 Matching Funds: $123,500
Total Funding: $153,000

Yellowstone National Park will develop a wild, self-sustaining, and abundant brood source of westslope cutthroat trout (WCT) in the Goose Lake chain, located in west-central Yellowstone National Park, to support WCT restoration throughout the region and bring public awareness to … Continue reading

Gros Ventre Fish Passage Improvement (#27804)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Project Area/Location: Gros Ventre River, Wyoming Foundation Federal Funding: $10,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $10,000 Matching Funds: $20,000
Total Funding: $40,000

Trout Unlimited, Inc. will enhance native fish passage to over 42 miles of the Gros Ventre River by removing a diversion structure at Kelly, Wyoming and restoring the river gradient at the site. The Newbold diversion, a historic but no … Continue reading

Evaluating Fish Use and Movement on Spread Creek (WY) (#27804)

Recipient: U.S. Geological Survey Foundation Federal Funding: $16,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $15,579 Matching Funds: $31,579 Project Area/Location: Spread Creek, Wyoming
Total Funding: $63,158

The U.S. Geological Survey will utilize various sampling methods to evaluate Yellowstone cutthroat trout and other native and non-native fish use and movement following the removal of a fish passage barrier in Spread Creek, a tributary to the Upper Snake … Continue reading

Reconnecting Trail Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Habitat (ID) (#26733) (#27804)

Recipient: Friends of the Teton River, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $20,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $22,350 Matching Funds: $93,330 Project Area/Location: Trail Creek, Idaho
Total Funding: $135,680

The Friends of the Teton River, Inc. (FTR) will stabilize 1,000 feet of stream banks and increase stream flows through water use agreements on Trail Creek, a headwater tributary to the Teton River in southeast Idaho, to benefit Yellowstone cutthroat … Continue reading

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Assessment and Priority Actions (ID, MT, WY) (#29535)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited Foundation Federal Funding: $7,500 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $7,500 Matching Funds: $0 Project Area/Location:
Total Funding: $15,000

Trout Unlimited will develop a spatially explicit habitat assessment and identify priority actions to guide conservation and recovery efforts for Yellowstone cuttroat trout (YCT) and Snake River fine spotted cutthroat trout (SRCT) in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Over the next … Continue reading

Upper Greybull River Fish Passage Improvement (WY) (#28194) (#29535)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $27,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $3,000 Matching Funds: $30,000 Project Area/Location: Greybull River, Wyoming
Total Funding: $60,000

Trout Unlimited, Inc. will install a fish ladder on a diversion structure within the mainstem of Greybull River, located 25 miles west of Meeteetse, Wyoming. The existing structure diverts water for agricultural uses and is a complete barrier for all … Continue reading

Teton Ten Program in Snake River Watershed (WY) (#28021) (#29535)

Recipient: Teton Science School Foundation Federal Funding: $5,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $5,000 Matching Funds: $17,000 Project Area/Location: Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
Total Funding: $27,000

The Teton Science School will connect kids to healthy outdoor activities across the Snake River headwaters in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming while educating them about conservation and management of native western trout. Students will directly participate in an activities … Continue reading

Teton River Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration (ID) (#27120) (#29535)

Recipient: Teton Regional Land Trust Foundation Federal Funding: $34,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $1,000 Matching Funds: $44,500 Project Area/Location: Teton River, Idaho
Total Funding: $79,500

The Teton Regional Land Trust will restore 1,175 linear feet of streambank and riparian habitat along the Teton River on a property in Teton County, Idaho that is permanently protected by a conservation easement. Historic land use of the property … Continue reading

Reconnecting Trail Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Habitat (ID) (#26733) (#29535)

Recipient: Friends of the Teton River, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $20,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $22,350 Matching Funds: $93,330 Project Area/Location: Trail Creek, Idaho
Total Funding: $135,680

The Friends of the Teton River, Inc. (FTR) will stabilize 1,000 feet of stream banks and increase stream flows through water use agreements on Trail Creek, a headwater tributary to the Teton River in southeast Idaho, to benefit Yellowstone cutthroat … Continue reading

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration and Enhancement (ID) (#29535)

Recipient: Henry's Fork Foundation Foundation Federal Funding: $9,500 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $1,000 Matching Funds: $353,500 Project Area/Location: Henry’s Fork, Teton and Sinks drainages, southeastern Idaho
Total Funding: $364,000

The Henry’s Fork Foundation will conduct Yellowstone cutthroat trout (YCT) restoration, enhancement, and evaluation on 53 kilometers of 10 streams in the Henrys Fork, Teton and Sinks drainages. YCT fish passage will be improved for 12 kilometers of stream, and … Continue reading

Trout Creek Fish Barrier for Cutthroat Trout (CO) (#29535)

Recipient: U.S. Forest Service Foundation Federal Funding: $54,700 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $5,300 Matching Funds: $127,000 Project Area/Location: 15 miles west of Yampa, Routt National Forest, northwestern Colorado
Total Funding: $187,000

The U.S. Forest Service will construct a fish barrier to protect Colorado River cutthroat trout from imminent threat of whirling disease. The Trout Creek conservation population of Colorado River cutthroat trout (CRCT) currently occupies 4.3 miles of the Trout Creek … Continue reading

South Fork Little Snake River Riparian Fencing (CO) (#29535)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $55,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $1,000 Matching Funds: $90,000 Project Area/Location: 30 miles north of Steamboat Srings, Routt County, northwestern Colorado
Total Funding: $146,000

Trout Unlimited, Inc. will restore stream habitat along 1.5 miles of Colorado River cutthroat trout and mountain sucker habitat. Fencing will be installed along both sides of the stream to eliminate impacts from cattle. The South Fork Little Snake River … Continue reading

Vermilion River Native Fish Habitat Restoration (MT) (#29535)

Recipient: Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group Foundation Federal Funding: $16,800 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $11,200 Matching Funds: $75,000 Project Area/Location: Vermilion River, Sanders County, northwestern Montana
Total Funding: $103,000

The Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group will restore three miles of native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout habitat in the Vermilion River. The project will stabilize the single largest sediment source (700 tons/yr) in the drainage area.  The Vermilion … Continue reading

Fish Passage Restoration in Spread Creek (WY) – II (#29535)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $48,500 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $30,056 Matching Funds: $190,000 Project Area/Location: Spread Creek, 25 miles north and slightly east of Jackson, Wyoming
Total Funding: $268,556

Trout Unlimited, Inc. will open forty miles of fish habitat, install fish-friendly rock habitat structure, and restore channel on Wyoming’s Spread Creek. The Spread Creek diversion dam has blocked access for native Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout and native non-game … Continue reading