Located approximately 55 miles east of Missoula, Montana, Nevada Creek is a major tributary to the middle Blackfoot River watershed and supports populations of westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. Nevada Creek is water quality impaired and non-supporting of aquatic life and cold water fishery due to habitat and flow alterations, sediment, and nutrients. Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited, agency partners, and private landowners have collaborated on the restoration of over four miles of Nevada Creek spanning five construction phases, using both passive and active restoration approaches including channel reconstruction, floodplain reconnection, revegetation, and improved grazing management strategies. Phase 6 is scheduled for construction in 2023, and includes 1.5 miles of stream restoration and 22 acres of floodplain reconnection.

John Muhlfeld

Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Helmville, Montana

Geomorphic investigations
Bank Erodibility Hazard Index (BEHI) sediment modeling
LiDAR and UAS orthophoto acquisition
Ecological site assessments
Preliminary and final design drawings
Construction management and as-built drawings