Multi-State Aquatic Barrier Inventory for the Great Plains and Intermountain West
This multi-year project is the first attempt at creating a comprehensive aquatic barrier inventory and analysis across 12 states in the Great Plains and Intermountain Region. The project is performed in collaboration with states, agencies and some nonprofits through a cooperative agreement between USFWS and the Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership (SARP) and is funded by the USFWS National Fish Passage Program. SARP expand their aquatic barrier platform from the southeast part of the nation with the support of local habitat partnerships (Desert, West Native Trout Initiative and Great Plains), all of which are consortiums of state, federal, nonprofits and others with the focus on improving aquatic habitat. The goal is to document potential aquatic fragmentation and condition across the landscape to guide discussions for future restoration opportunities and priorities.
Presenters:William Rice, PE, Fish Passage and Habitat Coordinator, US Fish and Wildlife Service; Kat Hoenke, GIS Coordinator, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Tait Ronningen, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service