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14 Degrees -- the Story of Wasson Creek Restoration

Created: 12/19/2010 - Updated: 8/16/2019


Trout Unlimited is working with ranchers like Randy Mannix to restore key fish habitat such as Wasson Creek in Montana, a tiny tributary to the Blackfoot River that provides critical spawning areas for native cutthroat trout. By improving stream flows and riparian habitat, TU is helping Western rivers and streams survive the challenges of drought, fire and climate uncertainty. Moreover, Mannix talks about how working with TU is helping his family achieve their conservation goals for the ranch.

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Monday, December 20, 2010


Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Habitat extent
Species of concern
Water quality
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate climate change into critical habitat rules / species recovery plans
Taxonomic Focus: 

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Restoring Stream Flows and Habitat: Lessons from the Blackfoot River Watershed in Montana

Photo attributed to Robstutz. Incorporated here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. No endorsement by licensor implied.

Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration

The Blackfoot River is located in western Montana and flows 132 miles from its headwaters atop the Continental Divide to its junction with the Clark Fork River near Missoula. Likely climate change impacts in the region include increased temperatures, changes in precipitation, and declining river flows.