The Bozeman Fish Technology Center is one of six Fish Technology Centers within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program.
What We Do
Technology centers work collaboratively with government, state, tribal, university, and private partners. Fish Technology Centers provide leadership in development of new concepts, strategies, and technologies for science-based conservation and management of aquatic resources.
Projects and Research
Researchers and technical staff at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center (BFTC) work collaboratively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Hatchery System, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices, Fish Health Centers, and other Federal, State, and private partners. The BFTC’s research focuses on recovery and restoration of sensitive, threatened, and endangered aquatic populations. We have Research Programs in the fields of Conservation Physiology and Ecology, Fish Nutrition and Diet Development, Sensitive Aquatic Species Conservation, Fish Passage, and Screening.
Many visitors come to tour the Bozeman Fish Technology Center to see the fish and experience the diverse natural setting. Children enjoy feeding the trout in the pond, while nature enthusiasts enjoy the incredible outdoor setting along Bridger Creek and adjacent to the Gallatin National Forest by walking the nature trails. For your safety and for the benefit of the our research programs, please respect signs and facility access limitations. Bozeman Fish Technology is not currently offering tours at this time.
The Center is developing a volunteer program to provide community service at the Center. Work ranges from grounds, trails and fish culture, to giving tours and working with the Friends of the Center. If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to get involved, please call (406) 994-9902 and talk with Jeff Powell, current Center Director of the Bozeman Fish Tech Center.