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From Cutthroat Trout to Moose

From Cutthroat Trout to Moose

Thursday, January 13, 2022 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (MST)


How a River Restoration Project is Making a Difference to Wildlife on the Blackfoot WMA

What do excavators and logging trucks have to do with helping cutthroat trout? Find out at the next guest lecture hosted by the Idaho Museum of Natural History on Jan. 13, 2022, starting at 6:00 p.m.   Carson Watkins, Regional Fisheries Manager for the Southeast Region Idaho Fish and Game, will be sharing the details from a multi-phased cooperative project happening at the Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area.  Learn how creative ideas, innovative tools, and incredible partnerships are being used to restore a river and its cutthroat population while also improving upland habitats for a multitude of species from sage grouse to moose.

Carson Watkins received a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from the University of Wyoming and a M.S. from the University of Idaho where he did research on White Sturgeon and Redband Trout restoration in the Kootenai River in Northern Idaho. Carson joined Idaho Fish and Game in 2014 as a Regional Fisheries Biologist in Coeur d’Alene where he worked on several large lake fisheries issues and managed wild trout fisheries in the St. Joe, Coeur d’Alene, and North Fork Clearwater rivers. In 2019, Carson moved south to become the Regional Fisheries Manager in Pocatello where he oversees a programs focused on fisheries management and fishing access in the Southeast Region. In his off time, Carson stays busy trying to keep up with his two young boys—generally fishing, hunting, firewood cutting, and anything else that keeps the family outside. Carson is also a dedicated houndsman and spends most of the winter months trailing mountain lions behind his pack of Bluetick and Walker hounds.



Thursday, January 13, 2022 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (MST)

January 13, 2022

6 to 9 p.m.

Continuing Education
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