Monitor/Maintain

Working with our partners and committed volunteers, each year we spend time watering, weeding and maintaining planted shrubs and trees.

BBCTU has instituted an ongoing fish/screen irrigation diversion maintenance program to ensure the gains achieved by our work continue to produce desired results while reducing landowner maintenance obligations.

BBCTU helps support Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks extensive fish and habitat inventory work.  Each year FWP biologists conduct ongoing fish population, water temperature and instream habitat studies in project tributaries, helping us to develop project objectives and follow up with post-project monitoring trends.

As part of its outreach program, BBCTU leads and coordinates dozens of tours in the Blackfoot watershed every year for a wide variety of citizen and student groups.

Educational field days are an important component of our projects and local school kids are often involved with collecting and installing willow cuttings and learning about native trout and their habitat requirements.  They also get to interact with landowners, contractors and the design team.

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Ryen and Mack collecting data
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