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Forest Service Signs Decision for Watershed Restoration in Swan Valley

 


SWAN VALLEY - Jim and Cold Creek watersheds in the Swan Valley provide important bull trout spawning and rearing habitat. Thirty years ago logging and road development activities impacted watershed conditions and reduced fish habitat quality. As a result, Montana Department of Environmental Quality classified Jim Creek as “impaired” and other groups expressed concern about Cold Creek as well. In recent years a number of activities such as replacing culverts and bridges and eliminating certain point-sources of erosion have been implemented resulting in a general improvement of these wate...



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