Shrinking Glaciers and Bull Trout

On the heels of the announcement that Al Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change, Michael Jamison published this eye-opening piece that traces the link between glacier health and the species that depend on their cold, steady melt flows. “‘We have several lakes that seem to be totally dependent on glaciers and snowmelt for fall flows,’ [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service native species coordinator Wade] Fredenberg said. ‘They’re not doing well.’ That’s not good for bull trout, which unlike other native trout spawn in the fall, and so need strong late-season flows.” In USAToday.

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