As part of ongoing research into native fish restoration being carried out by the Montana Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit we are collecting information on barriers to fish movement. Barriers are an important tool in conservation of native fishes; however there is no up to date collection of barrier design information. The goal of this project is to collect as many barrier designs as possible and to share that information with those that need to build barriers in the future. By doing this, more effective barriers will be built increasing the success of native fish conservation.
Barrier Design Survey
This survey is designed to collect information on barrier design, construction, longevity, and effectiveness. We are asking that you add to the database any barrier that you have worked with or designed. This survey asks basic questions on the design and specifications of barriers. If for any reason you have questions or are hesitant to add a barrier for any reason please contact us and we will be happy to answer questions or even help collect data.
Survey results will be available for everyone to use. The main goal of this survey is to make designs of barriers available to those who need to use a barrier as a management tool. We will be doing this in two phases. First, responses to this survey will be available on the internet in the form of a searchable database. The second phase will be the development of a manual on barrier design that will be written and more widely distributed.