Remote Site Incubators (RSIs) are incubating Arctic Grayling eggs in the Big Hole and Madison watersheds, including Yellowstone National Park! It finally feels like spring in southwest Montana!
After months of hard work, Wise Designs presented several new logos to the Arctic Grayling Recovery Program! The logo you see above was selected as the top choice! We are so thankful for the creativity and thought that Wise Designs put in to our new logo. It shows of the beautiful dorsal fin - the trademark of Arctic Grayling.
Through our website montanagrayling.org we will be selling t-shirts, hats, stickers and pint glasses with this new logo. We will announce when the AGRP store is open so you can slap a sticker on your truck, sport a cool t-shirt or hat, and down an ice cold pint knowing that your purchase not only makes you look good, but you will feel good too because proceeds go to Arctic Grayling conservation!!
We had a great turn out at our Annual Landowner Appreciation dinner this year. The Crossing did a great job feeding a hungry crowd of over 35 Big Hole Valley landowners. A big thanks to the landowners for all their hard work on Arctic Grayling conservation - here's to another 10 years working together on the CCAA program!
AGRP MEETING AGENDA
March 7, 2016
C’mon Inn, Bozeman MT
9:00 Welcome and Introductions - Travis Horton
9:05 Update on Legal Status of Montana Arctic Grayling - Jim Boyd & Bill Schenk
9:30 Arctic Grayling MOU and Conservation Plan Update - Lee Nelson
9:45 Arctic Grayling Conservation Efforts in the Centennial Valley - Matt Jaeger
10:15 Efforts to Restore Elk Springs Creek and Arctic Grayling spawning run in the Centennial Valley - Bill West
10:45 Montana Arctic Grayling Program Update - Emma Cayer
11:15 Big Hole CCAA Water Conservation & Flow Agreements - Mike Roberts
11:45 Big Hole CCAA Projects - Jim Magee
12:15 Lunch - (Provided on site)
1:00 Relations Among Arctic Grayling & Environmental Factors - Austin McCullough
1:40 Fish Ladder Study at BFTC - Matt Blank, Erin Ryan and Kevin Kappenman
2:10 Madison Arctic Grayling Reintroduction Efforts - Dave Moser
2:30 Grayling Creek (YNP) Reintroduction Efforts - Todd Koel
2:50 Wise River, Trail Creek & Big Hole Lake Reintroduction Efforts - Jim Olsen
3:10 Ruby River and Michigan Arctic Grayling Reintroduction Efforts - Emma Cayer
3:30 AGRP Information Sharing / Public Outreach - Emma Cayer
3:45 Discussion, Business
Every winter we like to thank private landowners who are working on Arctic Grayling conservation in the Big Hole Valley by hosting a dinner. There are currently 33 private landowners working with agencies and NGO's to improve streamflows, reduce entrainment, remove barriers to migration and create quality riparian habitats for Arctic Grayling. After dinner we typically update landowners on the current status of the Big Hole Arctic Grayling population. This is a fun event and it gives us all a chance to share stories and information from the past year.
Montana holds the last remaining native populations of Arctic grayling in the Lower 48 States. The Mission of the Montana Arctic Grayling Recovery Program is to recover and enhance Arctic grayling populations in the Upper Missouri River Basin in Montana.