Congratulations to Zach Kuzniar for successfully defending his master's thesis "Adult Rainbow Trout Habitat Selection in the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Idaho". During the summers of 2013 and 2014, the Henry's Fork Foundation worked with Zach and Dr. Eric Snyder, a biology professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, to investigate habitat-use by adult rainbow trout in Harriman State Park. The project utilized radio tagging to follow fish throughout the summer season, measuring habitat variables such as aquatic vegetation cover, substrate type, depth, and velocity. The results of this study will provide a scientific basis for the types of habitat that should be maintained, enhanced, or created in the Harriman reach to increase the number of adult rainbow trout present during the fishing season.
To view Zach's presentation slides in PDF format click here.