Yellowstone's Specimen Creek Target of Cutthroat Restoration

Yellowstone Park biologists are planning to poison the Specimen Creek drainage in order to reintroduce pure westslope cutthroat trout, an endangered species that today inhabits only 2-4 percent of its original native range. “The Park Service hopes to bolster the species by restoring them to the three branches of Specimen Creek and possibly to High Lake, which is on the park’s border northwest of Gardiner.” Here’s an article by Scott McMillion in the Bozeman Chronicle an another by the Associated Press in Caspar, Wyoming Star Tribune. (Thanks to reader John Devault for these links.)

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