Some Current and Upcoming Habitat Restoration Initiatives of Montana Trout Unlimited:
- Working with ranchers, local government, loggers, other conservationists and the U.S. Forest Service in developing large-scale forest projects that include restoration of damaged fish and wildlife habitat on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Lolo National Forests.
- Partnering with TU national’s Montana Water Project to lease water rights for instream flows in important tributaries across the state.
- Eliminating entrapment of native cutthroat trout and bull trout in a key tributary of upper Rock Creek.
- Improving riparian habitat and channel structure on a key tributary of the lower Bitterroot River.
- Partnering with TU’s Madison-Gallatin Chapter to improve a spring creek side channel of the lower Madison River.
- Maintaining TU’s significant investment in restoration of a spring creek tributary of the Jefferson River that now produces an estimated 40 percent of the river’s rainbow trout.
- Working with state biologists and the local TU chapter on restoration of an important side channel of the lower Big Hole River.
- Serving as a technical reviewer for habitat restoration projects funded and approved by the Big Hole Watershed Committee.