In 2014, Trout and Salmon Foundation made a grant to Trout Unlimited to support completion of the Biddulph Diversion project on Rainey Creek. Rainey Creek is a native Yellowstone Cutthroat fishery and one of the four big spawning and rearing tributaries to the South Fork of the Snake River. The Biddulph Diversion project included building a new concrete fish screen box along with a custom built paddle wheel driven drum fish screen to eliminate fish entrainment at this upper most diversion on Rainey Creek.
This project is part of a longer term effort by Trout Unlimited, with its partner Snake River Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited, dating back to 2006 to retrofit, consolidate and rebuild 8 different diversion points on Rainey Creek to make them fish passable and to keep fish in the stream and not be lost down the ditch.
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 Trout Unlimited that are directly engaged in habitat improvement and restoration in order to fund projects that improve and expand trout and salmon habitat. 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 and 100% of all donations to TSF are used to fund habitat and 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.