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The National Fish Habitat Action Plan is an unprecedented attempt to address an unseen crisis for fish nationwide: loss and degradation of their watery homes.

This project seeks to stop erosion, reduce sedimentation, reduce elevated water temperatures, and restore a riparian zone of the Mulberry River, a state-designated Extraordinary Resource Waterbody and nationally designated Scenic River. Restoration will take place on private property adjacent to US Forest Service (USFS) lands. This is a cooperative community project that will restore the streambank, reestablish the riparian zone 60 feet out into the floodplain, and educate citizens on water quality and river protection.
Roosevelt Lake is the upper-most reservoir of a four-reservoir chain in the Salt River watershed. Roosevelt Lake is the largest and is formed by Theodore Roosevelt Dam constructed in 1911 by the Bureau of Reclamation. Roosevelt Lake is located on the Tonto National Forest (TNF) in central Arizona almost entirely within Gila County. At full capacity, the lake is approximately 22 miles long with nearly 128 miles of shoreline with a water surface elevation of 2151 feet. The reservoir can store approximately 1,653,043 acre-feet (AF) of water at maximum conservation pool. The lake level fluctuates over time in response to water use, evaporation, and annual precipitation and runoff. As of June 2017, the lake is 69% full at an elevation of 2124ft with approximately 17,129 surface acres.
The Tincup Creek Stream Restoration project will improve riparian conditions and habitat for a full assemblage of native fishes such as Longnose and Speckled dace, Sculpin, Redside shiners, Mountain suckers, the rare Northern Leatherside chub, and Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. In addition, at least three other aquatic or semiaquatic species of interest are present including a native pilose crayfish, western pearl shell mussel, and a unique clade of boreal toads. These are all native species with a special management emphasis. Because of the assemblage of these native species, and the degraded yet recoverable nature of the system, Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF) have chosen to focus their efforts here.

Our Partnerships

  • Pacific Lamprey Partnership
  • Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Fishers & Farmers Partnership
  • Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership
  • Desert Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership
  • Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
  • Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership
  • California Fish Passage Forum
  • Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership
  • Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Matanuska Susitna Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership
  • Driftless Area Restoration Effort
  • Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Western Native Trout Initiative
  • Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership
  • Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership

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Sportfishing and Conservation Groups Hail Introduction of National Fish Habitat Legislation in House

Washington, DC. – August 13, 2018 – The recreational fishing industry and conservation partners of the National Fish Habitat Board applaud...

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Water management techniques are critical in the Midwest and are a major priority of the Fishers and Farmers Partnership. Please read the...

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Beyond the Pond Expands Partnership with RepYourWater

Beyond the Pond has once again teamed up with RepYourWater so that hat and habitat fanatics alike can emphatically support the National Fish...

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