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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Riparian Exclosure
Riparian Maintenance Completed at Five Northern Nevada Locations

Project: Perform maintenance work on five riparian exclosure fences covering approximately 42 miles across northwestern and north-central Nevada.

The exclosures include:
• Washburn Riparian Fence, which is 7.25 miles long and 20 miles southwest of McDermitt
• Riser Creek Fence, which is 7.75 miles long and 20 miles southwest of McDermitt
• Mahogany Creek Riparian Fence, which is 10.25 miles long and is within the Lahontan cutthroat trout Instant Study Area, 36 miles southwest of Denio
• South Fork Little Humboldt River exclosure, which is 10.75 miles long and is within the Little Humboldt River Wilderness Study Area, 33 miles east of Paradise Valley
• North Fork Little Humboldt River exclosure, which is 5.75 miles long and 20 miles northeast of Paradise Valley

ARRA Funding Level: $249,000


February 2, 2011: $250,388 obligated, $250,388 spent. Maintenance on all five riparian exclosures is completed.

Contracts: Three separate contractors have been hired for:
• Fencing materials, MJK Sales & Feed, Craig, Colorado, $13,585.
• Maintenance for the Little Humboldt River riparian exclosures, L&I Fence Construction, Inc., Winnemucca, Nevada, $91,611.
• Maintenance for the Mahogany, Riser and Washburn riparian exclosures, AMJA, LLC, Grangeville, Idaho, $133,601.

Completion date: September 27, 2010

Jobs: The project employed 5 to 10 contract workers.

Local purchases: Contract workers made local purchases of food, fuel and other supplies.

Benefits and Needs: Habitat restoration for the Lahontan cutthroat trout will be improved through the maintenance of these riparian exclosures. The protection of the streams through exclosure maintenance will also promote recovery.

Background: Each exclosure was built for the protection of Lahontan cutthroat trout streams, and needed various repairs of the four-wire fence, associated accessories, gates, panels, and drainage crossings.

Washburn exclosure prior to maintenance.                South Fork Humboldt Exclosure drainage crossing after maintenance completed.
Washburn exclosure prior to maintenance.                                         South Fork Humboldt Exclosure drainage crossing 
                                                                                                    after maintenance completed.

Last updated: 02-04-2011