Improve Yellowstone cutthroat trout (YCT) habitat in Mill Creek by adding wood structures to encourage pool formation, capture spawning gravels, and increase channel roughness and complexity. Protect a genetically unhybridized YCT population from non-native trout invasion by constructing a barrier. Project will improve spawning, rearing, and over-wintering habitat and increase the overall population resiliency from invasion and hybridization by non-native salmonids.
NFWF Grant Profile
Bring Back the Natives / More Fish
Project Title: Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Conservation in Mill Creek through Stream Habitat Restoration and Protection from Invasives (MT)
Trout Unlimited, Inc.
Mill Creek, a tributary to the Yellowstone River, Park County, Montana