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Aquatic Comprehensive Plan Implementation - Project 1: Riparian and Aquatic Habitat Conservation (T-036-1)

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Summary

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.

Time Span

08/17/2007–08/15/2012 "Incomplete"

Primary Investigator

  • Bruce Rich
  • Co-Principal Investigator

    • Peter Lamothe
    • Jim Magee

Focus Areas

Aquatic
  • Big Hole River
  • Terrestrial
    • Southwest Montana Intermountain Basins & Valleys

Communities

Aquatic
  • Mountain Streams

References

  • Lamoth, P. 2010. Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for fluvial Arctic grayling in the upper Big Hole River. 2009 Annual Report. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 16 pp.

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  • Horton, T. and A. Brooks. 2009. Aquatic SWG Interim Report T36: 8/15/08-8/14/09. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 10 pp.

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  • Horton, T. and A. Brooks. 2008. Aquatic SWG Interim Report T36: 8/15/07-8/14/08. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 10 pp.

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  • Peter Lamothe, 2008, Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Fluvial Arctic Grayling in the Upper Big Hole River Status Report

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  • Peter Lamothe, James Magee, Emily Rens, Adam Petersen, 2007, Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Fluvial Arctic Grayling in the Upper Big Hole River

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