Trout Stream Improvement

Rainey Creek Bridge to Bridge Phase 2 (ID)

Rainey Creek-Swan Valley ID
Year
Project Recipient
Henry’s Fork Foundation
Project Matching Funds
$139,000
Project JHOF Funding
$40,000

Rainey Creek was one of the most productive spawning and rearing tributaries for native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in the South Fork Snake River. Past agricultural practices have over-widened, impounded, and degraded much of the lower five miles of Rainey Creek, and Rainey Creek is now the least productive Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout tributary of the four major South Fork Snake River tributaries Henry’s Fork Foundation will restore 0.34 miles of heavily degraded riparian and instream habitat along Rainey Creek to improve habitat complexity and promote Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout spawning and rearing, as well as for other cold water aquatic species. 

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