Something’s fishy in Dry Creek! The shadowy figures in the pools of Dry Creek are not the mafia. These hardy survivors are native Columbia River redband trout—a rainbow trout species adapted to life in small high desert streams throughout the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, as hardy as these fish are, their home waters are challenged by trails that cross the creek over 25 times, as well as storm water runoff and sediment from Bogus Basin Road, negatively affecting the ability of the trout to spawn. The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and Boise City have entered into a unique partnership with the private landowner to provide a well-managed trail system that will protect the habitat of the native redband trout, and we are very proud to have volunteered for this important effort that will both improve the enjoyment of the public’s use of the area, and protect the integrity of the stream.