National Fish Habitat Partnership Announces 2017 “Waters to Watch”

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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.
Bear Creek begins in Sauk County and flows for nearly 27 miles before entering the Wisconsin River, approximately 1.7 miles west of Lone Rock, in Richland County. It is currently classified by statute as a cold water stream in the upper reaches and as a warm water sport fishery in the lower 8.2 mile reach near the mouth. Six major tributary streams and many small tributaries flow into Bear Creek. Years of erosion has taken its toll on Bear Creek and several partners jumped into action to remediate the problem. Wisconsin DNR worked with a private landowner to secure a public fishing easement which helped catapult the streambank work.
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.

Our Partnerships

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

Recent News

2017 “Waters to Watch” Highlight Partnership Priorities Across the U.S.

(Washington, DC) - The National Fish Habitat Partnership ( has unveiled its list of “Waters to Watch” for 2017, a...

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National Fish Habitat Partnership Annual Report Available Now

View our latest update that covers updates from the National Fish Habitat Board, National Partnership, Beyond the Pond and our individual...

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RepYourWater Teams Up With Beyond the Pond to Benefit the Driftless Area

RepYourWater, a Colorado-based angling and hunting gear company, founded by the husband and wife team of Garrison and Corinne Doctor, has a new...

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