Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, in cooperation with other agencies, is proposing to remove rainbow trout from Buffalo Creek in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area starting this summer. The removal would help imperiled Yellowstone cutthroat trout that live downstream in Yellowstone National Park’s famous Slough Creek. Buffalo Creek trout make their way downstream into Slough Creek threatening the native fish. This proposal would be the most recent of several similar projects that have been undertaken by FWP in headwater streams, including Soda Butte Creek which flows into the Lamar River near Cooke City.
To learn more about the proposed project, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/rainbow-trout-removal-project-proposed-on-wilderness-stream-that-flows-into-yellowstone/article_46a88e37-d89c-59ee-b3d6-3b2860d877ce.html
Written by Brett French – Outdoor Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed