Endangered trout feared to be lost by Hayden Pass fire


The Hayden Pass fire has burned over a creek in the Sangre De Cristo wilderness, and a fish is feared to be extinct. A 3-mile stretch of Hayden Creek’s south prong has been home to a thriving habitat of cutthroat trout protected by the Endangered Species Act. The family is “one of a kind,” and is related to the greenbacks with the same tiny appearance, but with DNA not known to be in any fish anywhere else.

Link (via: The Gazette)

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