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Yellowstone Corridor Native Fish (T-028)
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Summary

The purposes of this project are to 1) Describe seasonal movement patterns and habitat use of adult blue sucker, channel catfish, and burbot. 2) Identify and describe blue sucker spawning habitats. 3) Identify potential burbot spawning aggregations. 4) Develop stock forecasting methods, stock assessment methods, and investigate how environmental factors affect the spawning, migration, and fishing success of paddlefish. 5) Describe distribution of snapping and soft-shell turtles, as well as movements and habitat use of spiny soft-shell turtles. 6) Determine distribution and nesting success of interior least terns, piping plovers, and bald eagles. Outcomes and results can be found in the associated reference reports.

Time Span

01/01/2005 - 12/31/2009   "Completed"

Primary Investigator
  • Matt Jaeger
Focus Areas
    Aquatic
  • Lower Missouri River
  • Lower Yellowstone River
  • Powder River
  • Tongue River
Communities
    Aquatic
  • Prairie Streams
References
  • Schmitz, B., Jaeger, M., and N. McClenning. 2009. Yellowstone Corridor Native Fish & Wildlife Survey Final Report. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 2 pp.
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  • Miller, S.E. and D.L. Scarnecchia. 2008. Adult paddlefish migrations in relation to spring river conditions of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, Montana and North Dakota, USA. J. Appl. Ichthyol 24: 221 - 228.
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  • Scarneccia, D.L., Ryckman, L.F., Schmitz, B.J., Gangl, S., Wiedenheft, W., and L. Leslie. 2008. Management Plan for North Dakota and Montana Paddlefish stock and fisheries; a cooperative interstate plan.
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  • Schmitz, B., Jaeger, M., and N. McClenning. 2006. Yellowstone Corridor Native Fish & Wildlife Survey Interim Report 1: 2008. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 2 pp.
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  • Schmitz, B., Jaeger, M., and N. McClenning. 2007. Yellowstone Corridor Native Fish & Wildlife Survey Interim Report 1: 2007. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 2 pp.
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  • Schmitz, B., Jaeger, M., and N. McClenning. 2006. Yellowstone Corridor Native Fish & Wildlife Survey Interim Report 1: 2006. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 2 pp.
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  • Jaeger, M., Frazer, K., Nelson, M., Vaughn, M., Schmitz, B., Darling, J. 2005. Movements and habitat use of Yellowstone River native fishes and reptiles and nesting distributions of native birds.
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