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Central Utah


Drainages that contain native fisheries

  • Pure strain Colorado cutthroat trout
  • Leatherside chub

Problems

  • Loss of riparian and instream habitat
  • Stream has been straightened
  • Competition from non-natives

We are working with the Spanish Fork Conservation Resources Management Plan (CRMP) to restore habitat in the Thistle Creek Watershed.  The Watershed is composed of approximately 145,000 acres and 231 miles of stream. The CRMP is a joint effort involving local landowners, the Conservation District, National Resources Conservation Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Forest Service, Weed Board, and numerous other local government agencies. The CRMP has proved to be an effective way to involve numerous people in planning and implementing restoration efforts that benefit both landowners and the resources.

Utah Partners for Fish and Wildlife provides funding for stream restoration work designed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. These projects restore riparian vegetation and provide instream fisheries habitat. The leatherside chub, a Species of Concern, is located within Thistle Creek and its tributaries. Some of these tributaries could also be potential reintroduction sites for native cutthroat trout.

Stream Restoration Project in Central Utah


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