Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Montana Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Montana Wildlife Project

Westslope Cutthroat Trout Project

September 2019 - June 2021


Participating Agencies

  • Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

A graduate research assistant to focus on the project which includes monitoring migrations often identify causes for mortality/impairment that may be mitigated via restoration such as screening a diversion or removing a culvert barrier. Identification of key spawning habitat also allows managers to better protect these key habitats and may provide a way to identify and prioritize land acquisition and easement projects in these areas.