Conservation Projects

Conservation is where the vast majority of the money the Chapter raises goes. We provide funding that increases fish passage to spawning areas, save trout from irrigation ditch deaths by installing fish screens and improving habitats. To take a look at the work we do, please check out the 2019 banquet video here.

Conservation Projects Summary: 2019
Numbers in parentheses are total project costs. These 17 projects total $145,500. They will help leverage another $2,915,028!

We truly are a Chapter that gets things done!


Rock Creek—Tess Scanlon
Ross Fork Fish Passage, $7,500  ($32,900)
Bohrnsen Bridge Stream Gauge, $5,000  ($12,000)
Ranch Creek Fish Passage, $7,000  ($17,000)
Gilbert Creek Habitat, $3,000  ($28,000)
Rock Creek Project Coordinator Position, $40,000 ($80,000)


Rehbein Acquisition – Fish Creek

FWP—Ladd Knotek
Harper's Bridge, $2,500  ($11,000)
Elbow Lake, $2,500  ($9,500)

TU NationalRob Roberts

Marshal Creek Fish Screen, $5,000  ($12,500)
Rattlesnake Dam Removal, $18,000  ($1,000,000)

Marshall Ditch Restoration Project
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TU National—Paul Parsons
Ninemile Creek Restoration ($10,000)

Big Blackfoot Chapter—Ryen Neudecker
Nevada Creek Restoration, $10,000  ($505,000)
Grantier Spring Creek Restoration, $10,000  ($47,000)

Clark Fork Coalition—Jed Whiteley
Lolo Creek Fish Passage, $10,000  ($225,000)
Miller Creek Restoration, $5,000  ($143,200)


Watershed Education Network—Deb Fassnacht
Supporting stream conservation education in the
Missoula schools, $5,000


Montana Trout Unlimited—David Brooks
Supporting our state organization to advocate for trout and clean water in Montana, $5,000

Rattlesnake Dam RemovalRob Roberts
The old Mountain Water dam on Rattlesnake Creek is obsolete 
and a barrier to bull trout and cutthroat trout fish passage.
This is a $1,000,000 project and will remove the dam and
restore the creek's natural meander.