Flathead River Focus Watershed Coordinator, 2003-2004 Annual Report.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has long been involved with funding of the Cooperative Habitat Protection and Improvement with Private Landowners program in accordance with the Northwest Power Planning Council's (NPPC) Fish & Wildlife Program (Section 7.7). Section 7.7B.1 requires the establishment of ''at least one model watershed coordinator selected by each representative state''. This project was initiated in 1997 with the purpose of fulfilling the NWPCC's watershed program within the Flathead River basin in western Montana. Currently, the Flathead watershed has been radically altered by hydropower and other land uses. With the construction of Hungry Horse, Bigfork and Kerr dams, the Flathead River system has been divided into isolated populations. Bull trout have been listed as threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and westslope cutthroat trout have been petitioned for listing. Many streams in the drainage have been destabilized during recent decades. Past legal and illegal species introductions are also causing problems. This project fosters in-kind, out-of-place mitigation to offset the impacts of hydroelectric power to 72 miles of the South Fork of the Flathead River and its tributaries upstream of Hungry Horse Dam. Key subbasins within the Flathead drainage, which are critical to native species restoration,more »
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R&D Project: 199608701; TRN: US200714%%206
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation
- Sponsoring Org:
- United States. Bonneville Power Administration.
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; CONSTRUCTION; DAMS; DRAINAGE; HABITAT; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; IMPLEMENTATION; LAND OWNERSHIP; LAND USE; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; MITIGATION; RIVERS; STREAMS; TROUT; US FWS; WATERSHEDS Watershed management - Flathead River Watershed (B.C. and Mont.)
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