Blackhoof River

Carlton County

Carlton County

Location: Carlton County, MN

Funding: Lessard-Sams 2014

Contact: Gitchee Gumee Chapter

Goals: Improve spawning habitat for juvenile steelhead and adult brook trout, create cooler stream temperatures, stabilize stream channel and provide a source of future in-stream cover habitat.


 Placement of whole trees at the toe of slumping banks for stabilization and cover.

• Installation of large rocks to direct scouring.

• Planting of slopes and disturbed areas with long-lived tree species

Implementation: Construction will begin summer 2014.

Project Contributors: Trout Unlimited, MNDNR, Carlton County SWCD, Lake Superior Steelhead Association and other angling and conservation groups.