Allen Blackfoot River Streambank Restoration Project
This project will improve fish habitat throughout two miles of the mainstem Blackfoot River by stabilizing 2,500 feet of badly eroding streambanks. Overhead cover for fish will be improved by installing large root wads and whole clump willow plantings along the streambanks. Increasing streambank stability will greatly reduce a large sediment source, improve fish habitat, increase aquatic insect production, and provide trout cover and protection from avian predation. This project will then address the two major limiting factors for the Upper Blackfoot River fishery: sedimentation and avian predation.
Partners include the Natural Resources Conservation Service and landowner Kent Allen.