The 2017 flood substantially altered reaches of the Big Wood River. Panelists for this presentation will provide an overview of river processes, discuss the history of human alterations to the Big Wood River, examine how alterations have affected aquatic habitat and the trout fishery, and discuss the 2017 flood and lessons it may provide for the future.
Dan Dauwalter is a Trout Unlimited fisheries biologist working on landscape- scale planning eﬀorts and the design of restoration projects, particularly as they relate to climate change mitigation.
Russ Thurow is a US Forest Service fisheries scientist who worked on fish population and habitat assessments in the Big Wood River in the 1980s and now studies Chinook salmon and bull trout demographics and spawning.
John Buffington is a US Forest Service research geomorphologist studying the effects of climate change on stream channel morphology and salmonid habitat across the west.