Montana’s South Fork Flathead Cutthroat Conservation Project

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A westslope cutthroat trout caught in Margaret Lake after hybrid trout were removed from the lake and pure westslope cutthroat were restocked.

It’s been more than a decade since Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks rolled out a proposal to purge non-native fish from alpine lakes above the South Fork Flathead River drainage, for the purpose of restoring and protecting native westslope cutthroat trout populations for the long haul, and now it has the markings of a significant success story.

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