Colorado's Precious Severy Creek

More than pristine relic of Colorado’s wilderness, Severy Creek on Pike’s Peak holds a pure strain of Greenback cutthroat, a fish considered extinct by the Colorado Museum of Natural History in 1937. So officials recently decided to continue a closure of the creek and the trail alongside it, hoping to protect the fish there from “aquatic hitchhikers” and other influences that might compromise the habitat. “The DOW has tested brook trout in lower regions of Severy Creek and found them to be disease-free, so they are hopeful they can perpetuate the greenback cutthroat species, thought to number around 100 to 150.” Deb Acord in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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