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The bull trout, a char, is listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened in the lower 48 states.  It has been extirpated from about 60 percent of its natural range. Worse, like many native salmonids, it is primarily found in headwater streams with little connectivity to larger river systems. The bull trout is a top apex predator, and as a […]

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This August the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reversed an earlier 2010 ruling that Arctic Grayling in the Upper Missouri River system of Montana were endangered (but precluded from listing under the Endangered Species Act due to higher priority species).

Instead the Service decided that as a result of cooperative efforts by ranchers in […]

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Contacts:    George Nickas, Wilderness Watch, (406) 542-2048

Gary Macfarlane, Friends of the Clearwater (208) 882-9755

 

Lawsuit Threatened to Protect Imperiled Bull Trout

from Airstrip Expansion in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

Moscow- Wilderness Watch and Friends of the Clearwater have filed a 60-day Notice of Intent (NOI) […]

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Pyramid Lake on the in Nevada, a remnant of  what was the enormous Lake Lahontan of prehistoric times, once held Lahontan cutthroat that grew to enormous size.  The world record was a fish that weighed 41 pounds but there were rumors of fish that were as large as 100 pounds being caught in the commercial […]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments on the proposed listing of the Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Following the status review, the Service will either publish a proposed rule to protect the Arctic grayling under the ESA, or a withdrawal from candidate […]

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Limit on rainbow and brook trout abolished (with exceptions)-

With the exception of some popular roadside rivers such as the Madison, Firehole, and lower Gibbon River, limits on the number of non-native trout are abolished in new Yellowstone Park fishing regulations. In addition, any lake trout caught in Yellowstone Lake are required to be killed.

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Alvord cutthroat trout were a subspecies of cutthroat trout native to the Alvord Basin of southeast Oregon that many believe went extinct in their pure form shortly after they were described. At the time they were discovered in the 1930’s, they were already on their way out due to hybridization with introduced rainbow trout. In […]

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Hypothesis points to how profound indirect effects of human caused ecological changes can be-

For a generation now lake trout (mackinaw) have greatly reduced the formerly hugely abundant Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake and in its tributary streams. This decline was made worse by the emergence of whirling disease, a parasite carried by people […]

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Almost extinct strain of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout rebounds to grow 20 pound lunkers-

This month Pyramid Lake was an undiscovered pool of beauty, at least to me and my spouse. We just spent three days at this amazing place. We finally saw the big Lahontan Cutthroat after a loud splash alerted us inside our truck […]

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The extinct giant piranha had most forceful fish bite in history of the planet-

Move over sharks. The new scientific report “Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas,” shows the incredible force of the bite of the piranha and tells how the not so big fish does […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey