Home » Greater Yellowstone »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

Yellowstone Trout Removal Continues

November 12, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
cutthroat

Yellowstone National Park removed more than 300,000 lake trout in 2012, bringing the total to more than 1.1 million of the non-native fish removed from Yellowstone Lake since they were first discovered in 1994.  The Yellowstone cutthroat population, the lake’s only native trout, has been severely reduced by lake trout predation and other factors, including whirling disease and drought. However, after several years of sustained lake trout removal efforts, cutthroat trout population monitoring indicated an increase in abundance of young juveniles in 2012.  Cutthroat trout serve a vital role in Yellowstone Lake’s ecosystem as an important food source for grizzly bears, birds of prey and other wildlife. The cutthroat decline resulted in several of these species having to use alternate food sources during certain times of the year.  The Park continues to work with Montana State University and U.S. Geological Survey researchers to set benchmarks for lake trout removal and they continue to monitor the movements and spawning habits of lake trout.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin