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  • Yankee Fork Fish Habitat Restoration

    The Yankee Fork is home to several different fishes. These include Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Bull Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Shorthead Sculpin, Mottled Sculpin, and Bridgelip Sucker. Some of the streams in the Yankee Fork watershed have been impacted by human activities including mining, timber harvest, and road building. These impacts have reduced the ability of some streams to support fish. Since 2012, a large group of partners have been implementing projects designed to restore the impacted streams to a more natural condition. This work significantly improves the ability of the streams to support fish. The partners who have participated in this work are Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, Custer County, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, J.R. Simplot Company, National Marine Fisheries Service, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Tiffany and Co. Foundation, Trout Unlimited, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You can learn more about each of these projects in the links below.