$1.2M grant gives Trout Unlimited, Lolo Forest big push in Ninemile restoration

$1.2M grant gives Trout Unlimited, Lolo Forest big push in Ninemile restoration

Source: Missoula Current
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Crews have completed significant restoration work on Ninemile Creek and several tributaries over the past few years, restoring portions of it to a more natural condition. (Photo courtesy of Trout Unlimited)

Aided by a $1.2 million grant, Trout Unlimited and Missoula County will tackle another summer of restoration work within the Ninemile watershed, where they continue to chip away at damage left by past mining activity.

Joined by the Lolo National Forest, Trout Unlimited has led the seven-year restoration effort to reclaim the watershed, stretching from the Ninemile mainstem up to the tributaries that provide vital habitat for spawning fish and other aquatic species.

“We’re looking forward to getting started on it,” said Paul Parsons, the Middle Clark Fork restoration coordinator for Trout Unlimited. “It will start downstream from the work we completed last summer. Hopefully we’ll start work in June.”