Aquatic Wetland Restoration
The countryside of Wyoming represents an important part of the United States' geological history. During a large geological event millions of years ago, the shifts of the area in what is today known as the midwest gave way to a transitional landscape. Parts of the flat land dropped, like in the North Platte River Basin of Wyoming, ( https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/north-platte-river-basin) and the other westward half rose upward, in what became the beginning of the Rocky Mountains. The transition is still in place today and created a unique transition into the habitat of the wild west. The river basin now provides for essential wildlife habitat as the watershed provides a large number of freshwater springs in the open country.
Besides being an important geological junction with a large number of archaeological sites, the countryside also happens to provide for great fly fishing habitat. For those avid fishermen, unfortunately, most of the land is privately owned. There do happen to be several private fishing clubs though where those looking for ideal fisheries and secluded streams can toss in, like the one we worked with along the banks of Trout Run.
Fisheries Restoration and Population Enhancement of the Privately Owned Trout Run
Trout Run is a side channel of the North Platte River that runs through a private fishing club near Saratoga, WY. Beginning in August 2011 Urbani Fisheries, in conjunction with the areas private fishing club, the Local Conservation District, and the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation, began restoration work on 2 miles of river. The goal of this project was to improve the trout and wildlife habitat and increase wild trout fishing opportunities along this stretch of waterway.
How Urbani Fisheries Specializes in Wetland Restoration to Revamp a Dwindling Fish Population
Urbani Fisheries works in-step with their clients to achieve their goals using a specialized holistic approach. When beginning a project, fisheries areas are first assessed to determine how best to proceed with the wetland restoration project. Surveys are taken and specifics, such as the best types of fish populations to add and recuperate, are then discussed and planned out. Once a project has been assessed and redesigned, the construction begins. Further instruction on what to expect post-restoration is always given, but the goal of each project is to aim for little to no continued maintenance.
When working in both private and public fisheries, the goal is to create a sustainable habitat. As fly fishers ourselves, we take pride in revamping a beautiful fishing spot and bringing back a thriving native fish population. Feel free to get in touch to discuss possible issues if you are noticing a dwindling population in your past favorite fishing areas. It may be as simple as a few tweaks to your private waterways!