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Fish Restoration Project Moves Forward

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A project to improve fish habitat on Flat Creek, within the National Elk Refuge, is slated to begin today. The habitat work will continue through the month of November. Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke outlines the objectives of the Flat Creek National Elk Refuge Enhancement Project as the removal of past in-stream structures, reduction of sediment, and an increase in  habitat for native fish.  Altogether, the project calls for treatment of a total of 3.5 miles of stream beginning above the hatchery down to Nowlin Creek. Gocke says although the National Elk Refuge is currently closed due to a lapse in federal appropriations, this project can continue because only private, state and federal funds from last fiscal year will be used.

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