Grayling Protections: "Relegating Happiness to Heaven"

Dams, dewatering, poor ranching practices and official neglect are behind the certain disappearance of the grayling in Montana, according to this opinion piece by George Wuerthner in New West. “Of course, the FWS is correct when it asserts that there are plenty of grayling in Alaska, but as renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold noted years ago when discussing the indifference to the disappearance of the grizzly from the West, ‘relegating grizzlies to Alaska is like relegating happiness to heaven—one may never get there.’”

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  • Dee Harrison

    Last year I was staying in a cabin in montana “my montana cabins” and we fished a small lake near Glen Montana and it was full of Grayling. All about 12″. Fished it one afternoon because of the grueling hike required. I must have caught 25 in a few hours. It was a real treat as it was my first Grayling of my life.