Learn About Trout Conservation in the Blackfoot with FWP’s Ron Pierce on April 26
By Toby Trigger

Posted: April 24, 2016

            Join Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) fisheries biologist, Ron Pierce, on Tuesday, April 26 to learn about the long history of restoration and native trout recovery on the Blackfoot River.  The presentation is free and will begin at 7pm at the FWP office in Missoula (3201 Spurgin Road). 

            Pierce, a long-time biologist for the Blackfoot fishery, will provide an overview of the problems that the Blackfoot faced, beginning in the late 1980s, and a first-hand perspective on the response and restoration that have taken place over the past 25-plus years.

            Pierce will discuss cutthroat trout conservation and bull trout recovery and a possible future project that, if pursued, would replace hybrid trout with native trout in the headwaters of the North Fork of the Blackfoot River.