Bozeman Fish Technology Center (Bozeman National Fish Hatchery)
The Bozeman Fish Technology Center, formerly known as the Bozeman National Fish Hatchery, is one of six fish and technology centers within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries and Habitat Conservation Program. The centers conduct research to find the best methods of conserving and managing aquatic resources. The Bozeman center is open to the public and visitors can feed the trout, have picnics, and hike on the site's trails. The center was established in 1892 and two of its original structures, the superintendent's house and the bathhouse, remain. These structures were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Backstory and Context
The hatchery was established in 1892 and the two remaining buildings were constructed around 1896. The superintendent's house was built in the Queen Anne style and the bathhouse in the simple shingle style. The hatchery was established to produce and stock trout for Montana and neighboring states. The hatchery changed to primarily salmon research in 1966. In 1983 the hatchery was designated a U.S. Fish and Technology Center.