Too Far Gone? More on Big Hole River Grayling

October 2, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

As a follow-up to yesterday’s news about the decision by USFWS to consider reinstating the Endangered Species status for arctic fluvial grayling, reader Jonathan Stumpf sent us a link to his excellent coverage of the issues and players in the protection of the Big Hole River watershed. It’s worth watching the video and reading the full article, which presents the problem in all its complexity.
“The Big Hole hasn’t changed too much from the time Quammen traveled to the river to write about these fish and while there may be fewer grayling in the river today, overall his words still hold true: ‘They are there, the Big Hole grayling,’ he wrote in 1982 for Audubon magazine. ‘At least for now.'”