Wednesday, April 30, 2008
2007 marked the first 20 years of the Blackfoot River restoration initiative.
Work in the Blackfoot has evolved into a ridgetop-to-ridgetop philosophy of conservation with restoration on 50 tributaries completed, many of which host westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout.
The emphasis of the Blackfoot River restoration initiative is to restore degraded tributaries by improving riparian health and fish habitat. Each project typically involves multiple landowners, more than one funding source, a variety of professional disciplines including FWP fisheries biologists and others, and the involvement of a watershed group.