Middle Fork Habitat Study

Middle Fork of the river running through flat land

For ten years the Park County Land & Water Trust Fund has  provided annual funding to monitor aquatic and riparian conditions  along different streams throughout the county. This data has been used  to evaluate the effectiveness of stream and riparian habitat  improvement work, and to guide the design of future restoration  projects. 

The Middle Fork Habitat Study is designed to correlate several years  of habitat monitoring data with fish population data collected  by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Among other things, this ongoing  project has revealed new information about the type of habitat required  by wild trout during different seasons and stream levels.

Utimately, this information will be used to prioritize future habitat improvement projects and enhance wild trout populations in area  streams.