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Restoring Brook Trout in the Bald Mountains of Tennessee

Native brook trout (NBT) are currently present in two of the three major drainages in the project area, Wolf Creek and Gulf Fork These two drainages both have a unique strain of NBT only found in the French Broad Watershed. The third drainage, Trail Fork, historically had NBT present. This population was extirpated and replaced with non-native rainbow trout. To address threats to NBT in the Bald Mountains, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), Cherokee National Forest (CNF), Trout Unlimited, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched a subwatershed-scale project with four distinct objectives. This EBTJV project is the fourth part: 4. Replacing a double culvert crossing on FSR96 over Wolf Creek to improve fish passage and reduce the threat of failure.

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