Unintended Consequences: Lower Bull Trout Numbers in Swan River Drainage Likely Due To Introductions of Non-Natives

A recent article in the newspaper the Missoulian (MT) reported that an annual stream survey of native bull trout in the Swan River drainage reveals a continued decline in reproduction, while the number of spawning trout in the North Fork Flathead Basin also fell below average. Biologists believe the likely culprits…

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The Most Invasive Species

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…

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