Improving Aquatic Habitat Connectivity in the Snake River Headwaters

Bryce is the Conservation Intern for Trout Unlimited’s Snake River Headwaters Initiative, a project in partnership with Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, local governments, and various non-profit organizations. By measuring fish entrainment rates in agricultural diversions from the Snake River and its tributaries, surveying barriers to fish migration, and engaging in other types of field work in the Jackson area, Bryce is working to protect and restore fish habitat in the Snake and Salt River watersheds of Northwestern Wyoming. Additionally, this project has entailed public outreach and stakeholder engagement opportunities, mobilizing volunteers and private landowners to consider their impacts to fisheries and volunteer on conservation projects. This project’s collaborative and on-the-ground focus on conservation aims to ensure that native fish, including but not limited to the Snake River Cutthroat Trout, will remain dominant in this ecosystem while maintaining and expanding robust populations in the face of climate change, invasive species, increasing visitation, and other pressures.


Trout Unlimited: Snake River Headwaters Home River Initiative


Bryce Powell, Western Resources Fellow and Research Assistant |Bryce is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment specializing in Ecosystems and Land Conservation and Management. Work and play in the mountains and deserts of the American West, including his home state of Colorado, provide a foundation for Bryce’s studies at UHPSI. He is interested in the management of public lands in the American West, particularly through stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution, and the inclusion of historically marginalized perspectives. Bryce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. See what Bryce has been up to. |  Blog