Happy New Year
2016 was a great year for the trout. A big thank you to all the members, volunteers and generous sponsors for your help in all things that support our efforts to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries in Southwest Montana. Your support helped us to:
- Throw the biggest, best and most successful Annual Fundraiser and Banquet in the history of GGTU. THANK YOU!!!
- Provide funding for the Poindexter Slough Fishery Enancement Project.
- Provide funding for the French & Moose Creel Restoration Project which restored 3.5 miles of streams and enhanced the water quality, native fishery and improves public access on the Deep Creek Watershed feeding into the upper Big Hole River.
- Provide funding for the Smith Slough Fishery Enhancement Project which will improve water quality by reducing thermal inputs into the lower Big Hole River corridor and improve spawning habitat and adult fisheries recruitment.
- Provide funds to help the Clark Fork Coalition design a project to remove barriers to fish passage by replacing undersized culverts on USFS roads on the major tributaries of the upper Clark Fork.
- Provide funds to lease a water right on Hell’s Canyon Creek which creates a critical trout refuge in extreme low water events.
- Provide funds to keep 3 Ruby River Fishing Access Sites open to the public for 3 years.
- Provide funds to support the good work of PLWA (Public Land/Water Access Association). PLWA prevailed in defending the public’s right to access the Ruby River at Seylar Lane Bridge after over 10 years of litigation. PLWA ~click~
- Provide funds to allow 2 girls from Butte to attend Montana TU’s Kid’s Camp on Georgetown Lake.
- Provide funding for the production of the documentary film, “Wild Trout” which tells the story of the decision by MT FWP officials to stop stocking trout in the Madison River in the 1970’s which became the standard for future successful fish management in Montana as well as in other states
- Provide funds to restore the High Bridge Access on the lower Big Hole that was washed out in 2008.