A multi-agency effort to restore an important waterway in Jackson Hole is now in phase two. The Spread Creek Fish Passage Project is a collaborative effort from Grand Teton National Park Trout Unlimited, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Wyoming Game and Fish.
Many years in the making ,the project is a large scale restorative effort that will prevent future losses of migratory cutthroat trout and other native fish by installing a fish screen on the Spread Creek irrigation system .
The project began in 2010 with the removal of an obsolete diversion dam once used for irrigation that opened more than 50 miles of the watershed to migratory Snake River cutthroat trout for the first time in more than 50 years.
Phase two is projected to be complete in the spring of 2022.