The Partners Program is
working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Districts,
Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service, Idaho Game and Fish, and Utah Division of
Wildlife to improve habitat along Bear River. A joint effort has resulted in the removal
of a feedlot that was located adjacent to the river. This project will decrease the amount
of nutrients entering the system and is a demonstration project for other landowners
located along the Bear River and tributaries.
Sloping and restailizing the
streambanks, September 2002.
Installing log structures in the stream, September and October 2002.
Log structures were used
to enhance fish habitat by increasing flow, creating riffles and pools, restoring gravel
spawning beds, and increasing fish access. They also provided bank stability, aiding in
restoration of riparian vegetation, and created channels to break up storm flow energy.