Agencies To Try Poison Again in Rescuing Paiute Trout

Opposition from environmentalists and difficulty with permitting have prevented use of Rotenone several times in the past, but state and federal officials will try once again to use chemicals to help recreate an environment for the endangered Paiute trout near Lake Tahoe this summer. “Rotenone along with electric shocking would be used to clear non-native and hybridized trout from a 9-mile stretch of Silver King Creek from Llewellyn Falls to Silver King Canyon, as well as from portions of three small tributaries. The creek in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness would then be restocked with genetically pure Paiute cutthroats.” Jeff Delong in the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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