Fluvial (river) grayling have been reduced to just one river in the lower 48 states. USFWS doesn’t want to list them. They say graying in the few lakes that have them are sufficient. Western Watersheds Project and other groups are suing over this refusal to list.

Editorial in the Missoulian.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Missoulian says the decision not to list river grayling smells "fishy"

  1. avatar be says:

    this is good news.

    do you know Ralph whether it was the populations in Alaska that were cited as populations which were sufficient to keep the fish off the list ?

  2. avatar JB says:

    Yet another battle over the “significant portion of its range” phrase.

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