Conservation

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A Day With Dr. Behnke

If you’re a cutthroat trout enthusiast, you know the stories of extinct cutthroat trout that really weren’t extinct. In stories almost too hard to believe, we’re told of the tenacity individuals displayed in moving trout from point A to points B, C and beyond. Anders Halverson records such stories surrounding the rainbow trout in his […]

Save the Paiute Cutthroat (Again)

If you are in the least bit interested in native fish, the Paiute Cutthroat is an important species to help. The few remaining fish in their native range in the entire world are in just several miles of creek in the High Sierras of eastern California.

Ted Williams’ – Wildlife Fauxtography

Ted Williams exposes the seamier side of “wildlife” photography: game farms where photographers get “nature” shot.

Conservation News – Native Cutthroat

A couple of native trout conservation topics to keep tabs on in Idaho and Yellowstone.

IFWF 2010 Trip Auction Open for Bidding

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation has 42 great experiences still open for bidding. The first item to be sold outright was a wolf pup count for two people in the Sawtooth National Forest for $900. As much as I would have loved to win that bid, it’s a little out of my price range. Most of the trips are under $100 for starting bids, and quite a few below $50. Check out the cool trips (jet boat patrol on South Fork Snake River, Hells Canyon white sturgeon research, guided fly fishing on Silver Creek, elk calf capture, back country lake fish planting by horseback, several spawning surveys, etc., etc.), and bid on something.

California’s DFG’s Hatchery Stocking Report

For those of you concerned about the impact of hatchery released fish into native fish habitat in California, the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) released their Environmental Impact Report (EIR) / Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on January 11.

Franklin Basin Allotment

The Western Watersheds Project (and some others) filed an appeal concerning the local USFS’s ranger’s ruling concerning the Franklin Basin allotment. On December 9, 2009, the USDA, through the Forest Supervisor, Brian Ferebee, sided with WWP.

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout – Suit Aims for Protection

Yesterday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit against the USFWS to seek protection for the Colorado River cutthroat under the Endangered Species Act.

South Fork of the Snake & Teton Rivers – Scenic or Recreational Waters?

Things to keep an eye on. Anyone familiar with the Teton Valley or Swan Valley in Idaho knows about the rivers flowing through them: The Teton River runs through the former and the South Fork of the Snake River through the latter. The BLM is considering if parts of these two rivers should be designated as scenic rivers or recreational rivers. Here’s a nice article (from the Rexburg Standard Journal) about the efforts on these two rivers. This website has information about wild, scenic and recreational designations of waters.

Local Cutthroat Rehabilitation Project

A local creek, Swan Creek in the Bear Lake valley, is being rehabilitated and restocked with Bonneville cutthroat.

Fishing Imperiled in the Rocky Mountains

Ten parcels of public land in the Rocky Mountains are set to take big hits from gas and oil extraction.

Montana’s Upper Clark Fork Restoration

Nice article about the problems with the Upper Clark Fork and the restoration work needed.

Whitewater Parks in Native Trout Rivers?

Whitewater parks are being built across the country in natural stretches of rivers that run through cities and towns.

More Bad News for Fish

“Climate change and other stresses expected to affect entire populations of fish,” says researcher at USGS conference.

Lakeside Developments – Good for Fish?

Lakeside developments shown to impact content and quantity of fish’s food.

Cutthroat Stalker’s Gallery

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