2007 Projects

One Fly-NFWF Conservation Outreach-II

Total Project Costs: $6,000

Net The Big One Designs will maintain and enhance an innovative, informative and visually exciting website on behalf of both the Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation (JHOFF) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to describe the conservation grants partnership … Continue reading

Badger Creek Diversion Project

Total Project Costs: $290,531

The Friends of the Teton River will remove significant barriers to native Yellowstone cutthroat trout migration and reduce entrainment potential in diversion ditches by reconstructing the current irrigation infrastructure to enhance fish passage from headwaters to valley floor. Badger Creek is … Continue reading

Lower Gros Ventre River Fish Barrier and Water Use Report

Total Project Costs: $9,883

Trout Unlimited will develop a systematic and coordinated report on all possible fish migration barriers and entrainment issues. This report will provide a general overview of water use in the Lower Gros Ventre River between lower Slide Lake and the confluence … Continue reading

Lower Henry’s Fork Otolith Microchemistry Project

Total Project Costs: $66,900

The Henry’s Fork Foundation, working with the University of Idaho, will utilize otolith microchemistry to gain a better understanding of trout life history and movement patterns in the Lower Henry’s Fork from Ashton Dam to north Fork of the Teton River … Continue reading

Fox Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Total Project Costs: $130,900

The Teton Regional Land Trust and local partners propose to restore portions of Fox Creek and associated wetlands on private lands to improve wetlands, riparian areas and stream channels in order to reduce sedimentation and improve cover for spawning Yellowstone cutthroat … Continue reading

Yellowstone River Streamflow Restoration

Total Project Costs: $77,244: Total Project Costs: $77,244

The Montana Water Trust will restore flows in chronically dewatered tributaries to the Yellowstone River in the Paradise Valley and Shields River Valley. This project will monitor and manage Montana Water Trust’s current instream flow project on Mill Creek, a tributary … Continue reading

Cutthroat Trout Data from the Snake River

Total Project Costs: $285,500

The USGS will collect new information about the distribution, abundance, and movement of the finespotted Snake River cutthroat trout below Jackson Lake Dam and determine the effects of discharge, sediment accumulation, and off-channel habitat on cutthroat trout recruitment and survival. Data … Continue reading

Rehabilitation of Flat Creek II

Total Project Costs: $155,261

The Town of Jackson will continue to implement stream improvements to reduce icing and winter flooding that adversely affect native cutthroat trout populations in Flat Creek. The project will install 21 in-stream structures such as logs and boulders, to narrow and … Continue reading

Benewah Creek Channeland Enhancement

Total Project Costs: $147,000

The Coeur D’Alene Tribe will restore 4,630 feet of stream channel in Benewah Creek as part of a larger effort to restore 3.2 miles of critical mainstem habitat. This project will complete the restoration work through stream channel filling and the … Continue reading

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers In The Snake

Total Project Costs: $21,800

The Snake River Fund plans to protect and improve native fine-spotted cutthroat trout populations and their habitat by preventing the introduction and spread of non-native aquatic species into the Snake River. This project will provide preventative dip stations at boat and … Continue reading

LaBarge Colorado River Restoration Project

Total Project Costs: $135,000

The LaBarge Restoration Project will renovate a fish migration barrier that was constructed to prevent the upstream movement of non-native salmonids. Fish were discovered to be moving either through or over the barrier in 2006, hence jeopardizing six years worth of … Continue reading

Circle Hook Caught Trout Mortality Rates

Total Project Costs: $32,506

The Idaho Department of Game and Fish will investigate bait hooking mortality rates for wild Yellowstone cutthroat trout and rainbow trout when using circle hooks versus traditional hook types in river systems. Project will quantify the risk of allowing bait fishing … Continue reading

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Evaluation

Total Project Costs: $58,200

The Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration and Population Evaluation project will focus on evaluating the restoration potential of sites in the Henry’s Fork and Sinks drainages for reestablishing Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations. The project will also genetically evaluate the remaining untested Yellowstone … Continue reading

Monitoring Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

Total Project Costs: $12,093

The Teton Regional Land Trust plans to establish a monitoring program to track spawning habitat use in the Lower Teton Creek Watershed, a vital habitat for the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Project will allow Teton Regional Land Trust to adaptively manage … Continue reading

Gros Ventre River Research Project

Total Project Costs: $191,000

The Gros Ventre River Research Project will determine the movement patterns and habitat preferences of native cutthroat, non-native rainbow, and hybrid rainbow-cutthroat trout in the lower Gros Ventre River and irrigation ditch environments. The project is designed to answer uncertainties related … Continue reading

Teton Creek Trout Habitat Restoration Project

Total Project Costs: $168,350

Friends of the Teton River will increase Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout populations in Teton Creek, a critical spawning tributary, by stabilizing and restoring streambanks, improving water quality and enhancing spawning habitat. Project will stabilize the headcut in Teton Creek and 1,250 linear … Continue reading