The goal of this project is to conserve and enhance Montana’s aquatic ecosystems through implementation of its Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy. Grant funds allocated for riparian and aquatic habitat conservation were used in the Big Hole River primarily for Arctic grayling restoration. Habitat projects were implemented to improve in-stream habitats, channel and riparian health, in-stream flows, reduce entrainment of fish into irrigation systems and improve connectivity of tributaries and mainstem reaches throughout the upper Big Hole drainage. Projects types include: 1) Stream Restoration and Design work 2) Riparian Fencing: 3) Stockwater Systems, 4) Irrigation Infrastructure, and 5) Fish screens. Please see the associated reports for project details. Results can be found in the associated reference reports.
08/17/2007 - 08/15/2012