Securing a native trout stronghold in the North Fork Blackfoot River
Fisheries conservation in the Scapegoat Wilderness
February 21, 2019
The North Fork Blackfoot River is one of the most important spawning and rearing streams for migratory bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout in the Blackfoot River watershed. Private landowners, watershed groups and government agencies have worked tirelessly for decades to address limiting factors throughout the lower sections of the river.
Today, all major diversions on the North Fork have fish screens, resulting in full connectivity for migrating trout. Furthermore, many water conservation projects involving private landowners have improved flow conditions in areas that were plagued b...