westslope cutthroat trout http://mtpr.org en Cutthroat Conservation Project Nears Finish Line In The Flathead http://mtpr.org/post/cutthroat-conservation-project-nears-finish-line-flathead <p>A large scale conservation project to restore genetically pure west slope cutthroat trout in northwest Montana nears the finish line. Three of 21 lakes remain for Fish, Wildlife and Parks to treat as part of the South Fork West Slope Cutthroat Trout Project.</p><p>Fisheries Biologist Matt Boyer said this September they’ll be working on Koessler Lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This lake they’ll be treating with a poison called Rotenone and re-stocking with genetically pure West Slope Cutthroat Trout.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:47:55 +0000 Katrin Frye 21741 at http://mtpr.org Cutthroat Conservation Project Nears Finish Line In The Flathead Warming waters threaten cold water trout http://mtpr.org/post/warming-waters-threaten-cold-water-trout <p></p><p>As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", we focus on the impact of climate change on Montana's waters, and the native fish adapted to thrive in cold, glacier-fed streams.</p><p>Cold water fish like west slope cutthroat and bull trout call northwest Montana home. However, these native fish could be considered the canary in the coal mine in regard to the effects of climate change. Warming waters, changes in spring runoff, and mid-winter rainfall are among the issues affecting the habitat for these fish.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:02:49 +0000 Katrin Frye 10086 at http://mtpr.org Warming waters threaten cold water trout