Establishment of Native Shrubs and Trees in Reservoir Drawdown Zones for Restoration of Endangered Bull Trout (_Salvelinus confluentus_) Habitat
* What are the best methods for re-establishing native woody vegetation in shallow drawdown zones of Reclamation water facility reservoirs?
* Which native plants and planting techniques are best adapted for preventing invasion of weeds, shoreline erosion, and loss of endangered species habitat under Reclamations unique climatic, topographic and operational conditions?
Need and Benefit
Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir is a Reclamation hydropower project and part of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), operated in conjunction with the Grand Coulee hydropower project and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) on the upper Columbia River basin. The principal fish species of concern in Hungry Horse Reservoir, and a prime reason for the involvement of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is the federally listed bull trout, _Salvelinus confluentus_, which spawn in several Hungry Horse Reservoir tributaries and migrate to the reservoir as two- to three-year-old juveniles to mature before returning as adults to tributaries to spawn.
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