Privately funded group to pursue remedies for trout decline in southwest Montana

The Big Hole Valley is a high grassy plain between mountain ranges in southwestern Montana. iStock Photo

Private citizens are stepping up to do the state’s work.

Last month, fishing outfitters, guides, anglers, and people worried about the decline of trout populations in southwest Montana sought immediate action from Gov. Greg Gianforte.

Gianforte never responded. Not directly, anyway.

Wade Fellin, an outfitter and lodge co-owner serving the Big Hole River, said Sunday that like-minded people decided to launch their own effort by forming Save Wild Trout. He said that decision followed no reply from Gianforte’s office and vague notions about how FWP might proceed.

LINK (via Billings Gazette)

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