This allotment has a remnant population of Bonneville Cutthroat trout surviving within a few small exclosures. Habitat conditions within and outside these exclosures have been studied for years by eminent researchers such as William Platts, and Don Duff. These researchers have agreed to come back to Big Creek to collect updated data and tour the streams with BLM decision makers this summer, as part of WWP’s efforts to improve management of these important streams. These two photos were taken within 30 feet of each other, while WWP staff placed continuous temperature loggers to help monitor water temperatures in relation to state water quality standards and the habitat needs of Bonneville Cutthroat trout.
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