Video Hatch: “Rare Trout: The Greenback”

Once thought extinct and then believed to be thriving in many of Colorado’s high country streams and lakes, the greenback cutthroat captured the imaginations of conservationists and anglers in recent years.  Last fall new research revealed that there is only one pure strain of greenback cutthroat trout in existence, residing in a small stream west of Colorado Springs. Watch some great footage from Tim Romano of one of the rarest trout in the world.


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  • doubledok

    I wonder what the September 2013 flooding did to this ecosystem? I doubt the high-water, silt, debris, etc. enhanced the survivabiltiy or the pure strain in this suburban environment.
    Any validated ecological expertise on this population will be appreciated.