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 [...]
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 exposes the seamier side of “wildlife” photography: game farms where photographers get “nature” shot.
A couple of native trout conservation topics to keep tabs on in Idaho and Yellowstone.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit against the USFWS to seek protection for the Colorado River cutthroat under the Endangered Species Act.
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.
A local creek, Swan Creek in the Bear Lake valley, is being rehabilitated and restocked with Bonneville cutthroat.
Ten parcels of public land in the Rocky Mountains are set to take big hits from gas and oil extraction.
Nice article about the problems with the Upper Clark Fork and the restoration work needed.
Whitewater parks are being built across the country in natural stretches of rivers that run through cities and towns.
“Climate change and other stresses expected to affect entire populations of fish,” says researcher at USGS conference.
Lakeside developments shown to impact content and quantity of fish’s food.