September 22, 2018
Trout and Salmon Foundation Announces 2018 Grants to Support Habitat Improvement Projects in Cold Water Trout and Salmon Fisheries
Missoula, Montana – Trout and Salmon Foundation (“TSF”) announced its 2018 grant recipients approved at TSF’s annual board meeting.
“TSF’s grants serve as critical private funds that enable our partners to access significant matching funds for cold water habitat improvement projects from coast-to-coast,” said Harry Hanson, Trout and Salmon Foundation Chairman. “We are proud to support our grassroots conservation partners from Maine to Michigan to Montana,” he added.
Trout and Salmon Foundation grants for 2018 include:
Conservation Resource Alliance: $5,000 to remove the Syers Lake Dam and replace it with an appropriately sized structure to accommodate a more natural stream flow and passage for native brook trout and aquatic species in Syers Creek (Michigan), a tributary of the Little Manistee River. https://www.rivercare.org/
Appalachian Mountain Club: Appalachian Mountain Club: $4,000 to replace a culvert on the West Branch of the Pleasant River (Maine), part of the Penobscot watershed, with a newly constructed bridge to re-open more than 5 miles of native brook trout spawning habitat. http://www.outdoors.org/
Trout Unlimited: $3,910 to complete approximately 2,500 ft. of habitat improvement along Hammersley Fork, a tributary to Kettle Creek (Pennsylvania), to benefit native Eastern brook trout and wild brown trout. http://www.tu.org/
Atlantic Salmon Federation: $5,000 for the Cummings Brook Culvert Replacement Project. Cummings Brook (Maine) provides significant cold-water refugia and 3.7 miles of high-quality habitat for Eastern brook trout and endangered Atlantic salmon. https://www.asf.ca/
Trout Unlimited: $4,636 to perform in-stream improvements in order to maintain a passable channel at the deltas of Avery Brook and Pelham Brook, two coldwater tributaries to the Deerfield River (Massachusetts), thus ensuring connectivity between the tributaries and the main stem of the Deerfield River. http://www.tu.org/
US Forest Service: $5,000 to construct a fish migration barrier to secure a native Westslope Trout population in the headwaters of Wall Creek (Montana) from invasion of non-native trout from the Madison River.
Downeast Salmon Federation: $5,050 to support the Peter Gray Hatchery which employs techniques designed to produce exceptionally fit Atlantic salmon pre-adapted to the East Machias (Maine) river environment. https://mainesalmonrivers.org/
Madison Conservation District: $5,000 to support phase II of the Lower Jack Creek Project to restore 600 feet of streambank on Jack Creek (Montana), an important Madison River tributary. https://madisoncd.net/
Housatonic Valley Association: $5,000 for streambank restoration and riparian buffer planting along the Seven Wells Brook (New York), home to native brook trout. https://hvatoday.org/
Over the past 40 years, TSF has invested more than $1.0 million in nearly 300 habitat restoration and improvement projects in cold water trout and salmon fisheries 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.
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