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Evaluation of juvenile bull trout outmigration in Thompson Falls Reservoir

Duration

November 2013 - December 2016

Narrative

Bull trout are listed as a threatened species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and in the lower Clark Fork River the species is impacted by three main-stem impoundments (Thompson Falls,Noxon, and Cabinet Gorge reservoirs). Dams and reservoirs significantly alter natural habitats (physical and biological) and influence upstream and downstream fish movement. An understanding od juvenile bull trout use and movement through impoundments is necessary to identify how these altered habitats and dam operation can impact downstream migrating juvenile bull trout and accordingly the status of associated populations.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 15

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 26

Presentations: 47

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Links

Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. Montana State University
  3. U.S. Geological Survey