The 2019 Field Tour was a notable success, with about fifty participants representing 19
different nonprofit groups, mining companies, congressional offices, natural resources
agencies, the local grazing association, and Caribou County. The group visited five
river restoration sites ranging from the headwaters of Lanes Creek to the Blackfoot
River mainstem. Biologists with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game explained that
their monitoring effort had detected a more than two-fold increase in Yellowstone
cutthroat spawning in Sheep Creek following a restoration project on the stream.
Participants expressed support for UBC’s cooperative and practical approach to
enhancing the streams of the Upper Blackfoot Basin.