Game and Fish to begin Flat Creek Habitat Improvement Project

JACKSON, Wyo. — From early October through December, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department along with several partners, will work to improve fish habitat on Flat Creek south of Jackson.

The project is designed to restore the creek channel by making it narrower and deeper with more meanders and willows.

Additionally, the goal is to create a combination of riffles and deep pools. The riffles, with fast-moving water, will create clean gravels for fish spawning habitat while deep pools with associated willows will provide hiding cover and cooler water when air temperatures rise.

Another overall benefit of the project is to improve water quality by sloping any vertical eroding banks and planting native vegetation, which will reduce the amount of sediment in the stream. All of the planned improvements will provide habitat for both fish and wildlife.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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