Yellowstone's Aggressive Cutthroat Protection "Long Overdue"

April 9, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park

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Commercial operators with giant nets and the use of chemical poisons in streams are part of Yellowstone National Park’s desperate new effort to preserve native cutthroat trout, a critical link in the food chain for many other Yellowstone species.
Dave Sweet, a director of the East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited, said “’I think the Park Service should have been taking a much more aggressive posture for a long time in trying to reduce lake trout in Yellowstone Lake and trying to preserve the cutthroat.’” Ruffin Prevost in the Billings Gazette.
For more info and a chance to comment before the April 30 deadline, visit the National Park Service’s Yellowstone fishing guide.

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