FTR approaches its work through sound science and collaboration. With the help of our partners, FTR has conducted one of the most comprehensive research agendas for a western watershed of its size. This robust set of watershed data informs our restoration and protection strategies, so that we can achieve the best possible results, for fish, wildlife, and people.

water research


Watershed hydrology, population, and water use have changed significantly in Teton Valley from settlement to current day. FTR monitors water quality and quantity to build an understanding of long term trends and to identify quickly emerging threats to our water resources.

fish research


The Teton River Watershed is one of the last-best strongholds for the native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.  FTR has compiled one of the most robust data sets available for any Western native trout species allowing us to make effective management  choices.



FTR has completed detailed habitat assessments on 25 miles of the Teton River and the tributaries to prioritize stream channels and habitats in need of restoration work to improve water quality, conditions for fish and wildlife, and floodplain resiliency.