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By Ryen Neudecker
Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited 

Celebrating 30 Years of Restoration in the Blackfoot Watershed


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BBCTU restored the channel in Spring Creek near Ovando, Mont. and revegetated the banks. Spring Creek after the restoration.

This year marks Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited's (BBCTU) 30th Anniversary. It's hard to believe it was back in 1987 when BBCTU held their first meeting initiated by a group of thoughtful landowners who were concerned about the state of the Blackfoot River. They had noticed a major decline in the fishery and for those of you familiar with the amount of focus this watershed receives these days, you may find it hard to believe that during those years, no biologists were out collecting data on the river and its fishery.

From that first meeting thirty years ago, the momentum and inter...

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