I read with interest the recent story by Brett French “Barrier Proposed to Protect Cutthroat,” announcing Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks’ latest misguided plan to construct dams and dump poison into streams in Sweet Grass County. It occurs to me that if anyone other than state fisheries biologists were building dams in natural streams or trying to [...]
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Posted in restoration on Apr 14th, 2010
Piles of rock or concrete dumped along a stream bank does not equal restoration. In fact, we believe it can often do more harm than good. Trout Headwaters, Inc takes a “do-no-harm” approach to restoration. We’ve pioneered the reliable use of “soft” materials, like natural fiber mats anchored with live native plants, to protect river and [...]
Posted in environment on Jan 11th, 2010
Native Fish Restoration, Sounds good – right? You may want to think again. “Native fish restoration” has become the new catch phrase for poisoning streams, rivers and lakes in order to stock more desirable, fish species. Thirty-eight states and most provinces in Canada allow it. Montana’s 10-year plan to poison 21 high-mountain lakes is already [...]