A Positive Spin on Dumping Poison in Montana Lakes

 The Great Falls Tribune recently reported on Montana’s Westslope Cutthroat Trout Conservation Project quoting Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s assertion that the poisoning project is “showing good results.”

“The goal of the project is to wipe out hybridized trout in the watershed by about 2017. That involves stocking pure genetic strains of the fish, which are being raised at the Washoe Park Hatchery in Anaconda,” reported the Tribune. 

As an advocate for healthy rivers, streams and lakes, THI opposes stream poisonings with rotenone and other systemic chemicals. In the short film, “Dead Wrong” about such poisonings in Montana’s pristine wilderness areas, one renowned biologist calls man’s attempts to manipulate species in an ecosystem “arrogance at its zenith.”

Visit www.stopriverkilling.org to view the short film that premiered on World Water Day at Toronto’s MINT film festival.

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