Chapter Conservation Project & Camp-Out
20 years ago a meadow section of Soldier Creek was wide and marshy; poor fish habitat.
To entice the stream to form a narrower channel, the Washakie Chapter of TU aided
Wyoming Game and Fish in placing logs in the stream. Those logs had accomplished that,
and actually, during spring runoff erosion was occurring around them. It was time to
remove the logs and TU was again asked to participate. Under the supervision of Game
and Fish Biologist, Mark Smith, members of the East Yellowstone Chapter removed logs
and hauled them up out of the meadow. The wider plan is to restore native Cutthroats to
this drainage. Later in the week five miles of this drainage was poisoned to kill the
non-native Brook Trout, which had overpopulated. Soldier Creek is in the Paintrock
drainage, Bighorn Mountains, up from Ten Sleep, WY.
MAP to PROJECT SITE (90 seconds to download.)
Google Map Link to Project Site(Another helpful map.)