The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MORGAN E. JACOBSEN
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

FWP Seeks Comments on Proposed Fish Barrier Near Dillon to Protect Westslope Cutthroat Trout

 

February 16, 2022



Fisheries staff at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking comments on a proposal to construct a fish barrier on Reservoir Creek near Dillon. This project would help protect a genetically pure population of westslope cutthroat trout from non-native trout.

Reservoir creek is one of eight streams within the Beaverhead watershed that still supports an unaltered westslope cutthroat trout population. However, the population is only seasonally protected from non-native trout downstream. This proposal includes constructing a wooden barrier that would protect more than 5 stream miles of habita...



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