Grand Teton Fishing - Native Fish Conservation



Grand Teton National Park’s only native trout—Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout—are subjected to many human-induced habitat changes across the landscape, including fish passage impediments, entrainment in irrigation infrastructure, competition with non-native trout, and warming stream temperatures. Foundation funds help the park leverage other sources of support to expand fisheries programs that focus on 1) life histories of native fish, and 2) applying that knowledge to cooperative projects with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Trout Unlimited, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and others to restore native fish populations and their habitats. This year, Foundation funds will help the park continue to examine habitat effectiveness in Ditch Creek, census spawning cutthroat using a video weir, and expand understanding of the dynamics, threats, and challenges that the park's native aquatic fauna face.

Grand Teton Fishing - Native Fish Conservation
The Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat Trout is Grand Teton National Park’s iconic native fish.

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Trekking through the stream in waders, half of the fish crew lug the heavy camera rig into position.

A Deep Dive on Grand Teton’s Trout Fishery

Trekking through the stream in waders, half of the fish crew lug the heavy camera rig into position. THE SNAKE RIVER FINE SPOTTED CUTTHROAT TROUT IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN IT'S NATAL STREAM IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. Park fisheries ...

Adventure Journal: Fly Fishing in Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park is a world-renowned fly-fishing destination due to its pristine waterways that provide incredible habitat for several species of fish, including the Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout. The Wild and Scenic Snake River flows from its headwaters ...

VIDEO: Restoring Fish Passage in Ditch Creek

Ditch Creek: Restoring Fish Passage from GTNP Foundation on Vimeo. A variety of human developments spanning more than 100 years have effected fish passage in a small but important Snake River tributary in Grand Teton. With support from the Foundation, ...
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