The project was completed during the summer of 2015 and reconnects Mill Creek with Big Creek (tributaries to the Pahsimeroi River in Central Idaho) and restores riparian and instream habitat in Mill Creek. The projects restores 2 cfs of baseflow in Mill Creek and opens fish access to 2 miles of upstream habitat for bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and redband trout. When combined with other ongoing projects in the region, this project contributes to reestablishing seasonal flows in the lower 7 miles of Big Creek and the biological connection between Big Creek and the Pahsimeroi River.
About Trout and Salmon Foundation
Trout and Salmon Foundation has donated more than $1.0 million to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF seeks partnerships with local watershed organizations like Snake River Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Idaho Trout Unlimited that are directly engaged in habitat restoration projects that improve and expand trout and salmon waters. Applying for grants from Trout and Salmon Foundation is easy. Check out our grant criteria.
Trout and Salmon Foundation is a self-funding non-profit. 100% of all donations to TSF fund habitat restoration projects in trout and salmon waters across North America. TSF has funded more than 250 projects in more than 25 states. All donations to TSF are fully tax deductible. Donate here.