The South Fork Flathead westslope cutthroat trout conservation program will continue this fall with rotenone treatment of Lena Lake during September 5 through 10, 2013. The purpose of this project is to remove nonnative trout and the threat they pose to westslope cutthroat trout in the South Fork drainage. Westslope cutthroat trout will be restocked in Lena Lake the following spring to reestablish the recreational fishery. During this project, Lena Lake Trail #225 will be closed from September 5-10 and portions of trail #’s 110 and 212 will be closed September 7-8. Detailed descriptions of trail restrictions are included below. For more information please visit the project website: http://fwp.mt.gov/r1/wctproject/default.html or contact fisheries biologist Matt Boyer at 751-4556; firstname.lastname@example.org
Description and Dates of Restricted National Forest Access
Trail # 225, Lena Lake Trail – Closed to public use September 5-10, 2013; between the junction with Trail # 212 in Section 24; T20N, R14W; to Lena Lake in Section 24; T20N, R14W
Trail # 212, Shaw Creek Trail – Closed to public use September 7-8, 2013; between the junction with Trail # 225 in Section 14; T20N, R14W; to the junction of Trail # 110 in Section 10; T20N, R15W
Trail # 110. Big Salmon Creek Trail – Closed to public use September 7-8, 2013; between the junction with Trail # 212 in Section 10; T20N, R15W; to the junction of Trail # 120 in Section 4; T20N, R15W.
(Report by Montana FWP; Cover photo: nps.gov)