Trout and Salmon Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Recipients

Trout and Salmon Foundation 2015 Grants Fund Impactful Trout and Salmon Habitat Improvement Projects From East Coast to Rocky Mountains

Island Park, Idaho – Trout and Salmon Foundation (“TSF”) announces 2015 grant recipients approved at TSF’s annual board meeting.

“Consistent with TSF’s long history, we are thrilled to support our conservation partners in funding meaningful trout and salmon habitat improvement projects across seven states and ten separate watersheds,” summarized James Budelman, Trout and Salmon Foundation Chairman.

Trout and Salmon Foundation grants for 2015 include:

Montana Trout Unlimited: $2,000 to help fund the final phase of restoration of Poindexter Slough (Montana), a nationally known spring creek-like fishery next to the Beaverhead River.

Conservation Resource Alliance: $2,500 to support installation of large, woody debris habitat on the Little Manistee River (Michigan), well known as the nursery source of all Great Lakes steelhead.

Batten Kill Watershed Alliance: $2,500 to support installation of wood and stone cover, shelter and flow enhancements on a half-mile section of the Batten Kill River (Vermont).

Atlantic Salmon Federation: $4,500 to replace a box culvert with a steel bridge on the Blackstone Brook (Maine), reconnecting it with the main stem of the Piscataquis River and benefitting Atlantic Salmon and eastern brook trout.

Trout Unlimited: $2,500 to cover the purchase of tools and equipment to implement the Little Lyman Run (Pennsylvania) improvement project in Kettle Creek Watershed to benefit brook trout habitat project.

Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited: $3,000 to upgrade an existing irrigation diversion on Trail Creek (Montana) in the Clearwater River drainage near Seeley Lake.

Trout Unlimited: $2,500 to improve riparian and instream habitat on a half mile section of the Big Wood River (Idaho).

Central Wisconsin and Elliott Donnelley Chapters of Trout Unlimited: $3,000 to assist in funding overhead bank covers on the Pine River (Wisconsin) in partnership with the Wisconsin DNR.

Yellowstone Park Foundation: $2,500 to support restoration of Yellowstone Lake’s native Yellowstone cutthroat trout through the Clear Creek (Montana) monitoring project.

Henry’s Fork Foundation: $5,000 to support restoration and repair of Harriman Canal and installation of a fish screen at the point of diversion from the Henry’s Fork of the Salmon River (Idaho).

Over the past 40 years, TSF has invested $1.0 million in more than 250 habitat restoration and improvement projects in more than 25 states.

About Trout and Salmon Foundation

Trout and Salmon Foundation was founded in 1969 to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF seeks partnerships with local watershed organizations that are directly engaged in habitat improvement and restoration in order to fund projects that improve and expand trout and salmon habitat

Trout and Salmon Foundation is a self-funding non-profit and 100% of all donations to TSF are used to fund habitat and restoration projects in trout and salmon waters across North America.