Poose Creek Fish Ladder

Poose Creek is a tributary of the Williams Fork River in Northern Colorado, just north of the Flat Tops Wilderness near the town of Yampa.  Poose Creek supports a strong population of native cutthroat trout that is of significant conservation interest to a variety of natural resource agencies and non-profit organizations.  OneFish designed and oversaw construction of a fish ladder to provide upstream passage through a concrete culvert underneath a forest service road.
  • Vertical slot fish ladder
  • Integrated into existing concrete culvert with no impact on road or culvert operations
  • Project completed in 2013
  • 2015 study showed 100% of the cutthroat trout that reached the culvert successfully traveled upstream through the ladder
  • Project owners
    • U.S. Forest Service
    • Trout Unlimited