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STREAM PROJECTS

 

Project: Eynon Spring Creek
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Date: 2005-2006
Goal:
Increase the available pool, riffle and spawning habitat for Snake River cutthroat trout in Eynon Spring Creek.

Description:
Eynon Spring Creek is a small spring creek located south of the confluence of the Gros Ventre and Snake Rivers. Prior to the project, the creek was dominated by shallow glide and riffle habitat with minimal pool or spawning habitat. Long sections of juvenile habitat were identified during pre-project surveys and protected within the project area. Eynon Spring Creek is connected to the Bar BC Spring Creeks, which are important spawning streams, and Intermountain Aquatics identified that it could support additional spawning habitat to benefit the Snake River cutthroat trout population. The project was undertaken to restore and enhance the available spawning habitat and to provide additional angling opportunities for homeowners at the Bar BC Ranch. A total of 95 pools, 35 spawning beds, 96 logs and 49 transplanted willows were added along a 1-mile reach. Large trout and spawning redds, neither of which had been observed prior to the project, were observed within the first year after construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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