Montana, U.S. Forest Service proceeding with Yellowstone cutthroat project

Federal and state officials have agreed to move forward with a fish removal project intended to secure the long-term viability of Yellowstone National Park’s native cutthroat trout population.

Starting in August 2022 and continuing through the next five years, officials plan to apply a rotenone piscicide to Hidden Lake in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. They’ll also apply it to almost 50 stream miles in the Buffalo Creek watershed.

Buffalo Creek is a tributary to Slough Creek and the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park.  Buffalo Creek is the source of non-native rainbow trout spreading downstream and hybridizing with native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Slough Creek and the Lamar River drainage in Yellowstone National Park.

LINK (via Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

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