Expected aftermath of Derby fire prompts removal of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

With little vegetation to hold it back, an expected torrent of snowmelt waters next spring has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to move rare Yellowstone cutthroat trout out of two streams inside the giant wildlife fire’s perimeter. They are being put into streams 30 miles away until the channel condition of the burn area streams stabilizes.

I don’t recall this being done before after a fire. Read, “Montana Trout Moved Because of Wildfire.” Washington Post.



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Ralph Maughan