Stream & Habitat Improvement Projects

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Karns Meadow Stormwater Wetland (WY)

Recipient: Teton Conservation District Foundation Federal Funding: $2,500 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $2,500 Matching Funds: $130,227 Project Area/Location: Karns Meadow, Town of Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming
Total Funding: $135,227

Teton Conservation District will significantly improve the physical and chemical quality of urban runoff entering Flat Creek at the Karns Meadow property. Flat Creek is a Class 2AB stream (cold water game fishery) identified as having its aquatic life threatened … Continue reading

Chamberlain/Bear Creek Riparian Forest Recovery (MT)

Recipient: Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited Foundation Federal Funding: $13,800 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $1,000 Matching Funds: $107,109 Project Area/Location: Middle Blackfoot River Watershed, Ovando. Powell County-Chamberlain Creek enters Blackfoot River near river mile 43.9 and Bear Creek enters Blackfoot River near river mile 37.7
Total Funding: $139,909

The Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited will restore the riparian health and aquatic habitats in the Chamberlain and Bear Creek drainages by decommissioning roads and restoring riparian habitats located immediately adjacent to streams supporting high-valued native trout fisheries. Chamberlain … Continue reading

Teton River Tributary Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Population Study (ID, WY)

Recipient: Friends of the Teton River, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $6,200 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $3,600 Matching Funds: $56,230 Project Area/Location: Teton County, ID and Teton County, WY near Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia, ID
Total Funding: $66,030

The Friends of the Teton River, Inc. (FTR) will conduct a trout population survey of Teton River tributaries to identify trends in order to allow adaptive management to facilitate native Yellowstone cutthroat trout recovery. The proposed project will help recover … Continue reading

Lower Deer Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Conservation (MT)

Recipient: Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation Federal Funding: $12,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $28,940 Matching Funds: $324,500 Project Area/Location: Lower Deer Creek, Sweet Grass County, Montana
Total Funding: $365,440

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) will construct a barrier to protect a pure population of Yellowstone cutthroat trout from an imminent, dire threat of hybridization.  Lower Deer Creek, a tributary of the Yellowstone River, is among … Continue reading

Fish Creek Ecosystem Evaluation and Protection (WY)

Recipient: Teton Conservation District Foundation Federal Funding: $15,000 Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $17,270 Matching Funds: $58,500 Project Area/Location: Fish Creek, Teton County, Wyoming
Total Funding: $88,500

Teton Conservation District will improve the understanding of water quality and ecosystem health in Fish Creek as it relates to its Class 1 stream designation. Fish Creek is an important Class 1 tributary of the Snake River located in Teton … Continue reading

Characterization of Algal Communities in Fish Creek (WY)

Recipient: Teton Conservation District Foundation Federal Funding: $4,332 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $4,332 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $21,336 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $31,499 Project Area/Location: Fish Creek, Teton County, Wyoming
Total Funding: $61,499

Teton Conservation District (TCD) will determine the benthic algae, macrophyte, and macroinvertebrate community characteristics and rates of stream metabolism in selected reaches of Fish Creek. The project will provide information on annual and seasonal changes in algal communities and the … Continue reading

Yellowstone River Riparian Habitat Improvement (MT)

Recipient: Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species Foundation Federal Funding: $9,475 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $9,475 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $14,890 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $80,923 Project Area/Location: Mainstem Yellowstone River from Yellowstone Park to Billings, Montana
Total Funding: $114,763

The Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species will develop and implement weed removal and native vegetation restoration efforts with the assistance of local anglers and weed managers. The project will map riparian weed infestations along the Upper Yellowstone River. Noxious weeds … Continue reading

Short and Riley Creeks Porter Memorial Restoration (ID)

Recipient: North Idaho Fly Casters Foundation Federal Funding: $15,425 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $15,425 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $24,240 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $180,000 Project Area/Location: North Fork Coeur d'Alene River watershed and Tepee Creek watershed, Idaho
Total Funding: $235,090

North Idaho Fly Casters will improve fish habitat, fish migration and reduce sediment loads on Idaho’s Short Creek, Riley Creek and Tepee Creek. This project will reduce sediment risk as part of an effort to meet existing TMDLs in all … Continue reading

Identifying Private Aquatic Nuisance Cleaning Stations Near Yellowstone (MT, WY, ID)

Recipient: Sun Ranch Institute Foundation Federal Funding: $5,520 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $8,120 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $12,760 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $63,500 Project Area/Location: Southern portion of the Madison Valley, Montana
Total Funding: $92,500

The Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species will survey private car washes in the Greater Yellowstone Area to determine their suitability as aquatic nuisance species cleaning stations.  Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) are causing significant ecological and economic harm across the United … Continue reading

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Flow Restoration (ID)

Recipient: Friends of the Teton River Foundation Federal Funding: $8,400 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $8,400 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $13,200 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $35,000 Project Area/Location: Trail Creek, a tributary to the Teton River in the Upper Snake River basin, Idaho
Total Funding: $65,000

Friends of the Teton River will secure minimum flow or diversion bypass agreements with an irrigation company on Trail Creek in the Upper Snake River basin.  The project will facilitate agreements that will restore stream flow to improve critical Yellowstone … Continue reading

Stopping Aquatic Invaders (MT)

Recipient: Yellowstone Park Foundation Foundation Federal Funding: $7,000 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $7,000 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $11,000 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $26,150 Project Area/Location: Throughout the Greater Yellowstone Area, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho
Total Funding: $51,150

Yellowstone Park Foundation will utilize visitor education, inspection protocols, and washing to prevent harmful aquatic nuisance species from entering Yellowstone’s rivers and streams.  Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are rapidly spreading in Western streams and lakes, including waterways in Yellowstone National Park … Continue reading

Aquatic Nuisance Species Pocket Guide (MT, WY, ID)

Recipient: Snake River Fund Foundation Federal Funding: $7,246 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $7,246 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $11,388 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $21,000 Project Area/Location: Throughout the Greater Yellowstone Area, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho
Total Funding: $46,880

The Snake River Fund will design, print and distribute a pocket guide book to educate and inform individuals about aquatic nuisance species. Land managers in the Greater Yellowstone Area are becoming increasingly concerned about the threat of aquatic nuisance species … Continue reading

Phase 1 Spread Creek Reconnection (WY)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $5,600 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $5,600 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $8,800 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $20,000 Project Area/Location: Grand Teton National Park, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Total Funding: $40,000

Trout Unlimited will complete designs to restore fish passage at the Spread Creek diversion, which currently blocks access to 60 miles of Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout habitat in the Upper Snake River basin.  Spread Creek is located along the … Continue reading

Bull Lake Creek Fisheries Enhancement (WY)

Recipient: The Nature Conservancy Foundation Federal Funding: $5,600 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $5,600 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $8,800 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $20,000 Project Area/Location: East of Crowheart, Fremont County, Wyoming
Total Funding: $40,000

The Nature Conservancy will prevent entrainment of fish into an irrigation ditch and reduce impacts to native fish recruitment and reintroductions of Yellowstone cutthroat trout by installing a fish screen and bypass system in Bull Lake Creek.  The Nature Conservancy … Continue reading

Francs Fork Culvert Replacement (WY)

Recipient: Trout Unlimited, Inc. Foundation Federal Funding: $6,160 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $6,160 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $9,680 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $22,000 Project Area/Location: West of Meeteetse, Wyoming
Total Funding: $44,000

Trout Unlimited will reconnect 16 miles of the Francs Fork to the Greybull River for fluvial Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Wyoming.  The project will replace an existing culvert road crossing that serves as a barrier to fish passage.  Currently, two … Continue reading

Spring Creek Fish Passage Improvement in Grand Teton (WY)

Recipient: Grand Teton National Park Foundation Federal Funding: $8,813 (FWS) Foundation Federal Funding: $8,813 (BLM) Foundation Non-Federal Funding: $13,849 (OneFly) Matching Funds: $28,500 Project Area/Location: Snake River, Wyoming
Total Funding: $59,975

Grand Teton National Park will restore floodplain connectivity of Spring Creek to the Snake River floodplain, and allow native cutthroat trout (Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Snake River cutthroat trout) to move from the Snake River into potential spawning grounds. This project … Continue reading