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Chalk Creek Watershed


Problems

  • Loss of riparian habitat - heavy grazing pressure
  • Stream has been straightened
  • Slight dewatering for irrigation

Important for 7 native fisheries

  • Utah sucker
  • Mountain sucker
  • Longnose dace
  • Speckled dace
  • Redside shiner
  • Mottled sculpin

103 miles of connected stream
Fish barrier on the lower end


1,200 feet of in-stream restoration on Chalk Creek Stream
restoration
in Chalk Creek

The Partners Program is participating in stream and restoration projects in conjunction with the National Resources Conservation Service and Environmental Protection Agency. Restoration efforts are designed to provide valuable habitat for native cutthroat trout, neotropical migrants, and resident wildlife. There have been miles of stream restoration done in conjunction with riparian fencing to protect the stream corridor. The fencing serves to either exclude grazing or allow the landowner to use proper grazing techniques.

Chalk Creek Reseeding Project


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