Greater Yellowstone coalition

Climate Change Challenge: direct effects on species

Grant Award: $51,700; Year Awarded: 2012

Regional climate modeling suggests the Madison River watershed in Southwest Montana is likely to experience a significant temperature increase, impacting both aquatic and terrestrial species. To prepare for these changes, this project will restore the headwater reaches of tributaries identified as future coldwater refuges. These same tributaries are cited to become critical connectivity corridors for terrestrial species. Riparian vegetation and cover will be enhanced to facilitate successful movement of species between fragmented patches of wildlife habitat.