Embrace-a-Stream Articles

Embrace-A-Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by TU that awards funds to TU chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation.  ZGTU received a project grant in 2014 for temperature monitoring equipment to evaluate the recovery of streams in the upper Blue River, middle Gila River and San Simon River watersheds. Many of the streams in the historical distribution areas of Gila trout have undergone significant changes to the quality and quantity of available stream habitat for a variety of reasons.

Collecting stream temperature data as well as evaluating streams which were impacted by the Wallow Fire in 2011 has provided a framework for the recovery team to identify current opportunities for introduction of fish populations as well as removing certain streams from consideration due to unsuitable habitat.