A long history of cattle grazing, channel straightening, and beaver trapping has left many streams in western North America degraded and down-cut. With partners at Utah State University and the Bitter Root Water Forum, I am working to A) restore down-cut streams in the East Fork Bitterroot River drainage using process-based restoration techniques and B) determine if the popular beaver dam analogue (BDA) structure is passable by threatened Bull Trout.

Project Funders & Partners: Bitter Root Water ForumUSU Restoration Consortium

Pre-Spawn Adult Bull Trout