2010 Projects

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restoration and Enhancement (ID)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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