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

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 related to water and fisheries in the Snake River watershed, including fishing, planting willows, and monitoring stream water quality. The Teton Ten Program specifically addresses efforts related to the fourth goal of the Western Native Trout Initiative: “to engage, inform and inspire the public about conservation and management of native western trout.” This program takes a long-term view engaging the next generation of stewards and setting the foundation for habitat restoration and native trout population management to be in the forefront of minds and hearts of children within the Snake River Headwaters. Project partners will include U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Grand Teton National Park, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- National Elk Refuge, Wyoming Game and Fish, Teton Conservation District, and Girl Scouts of America.