Cutthroat trout will be moved out of the treatment area the week of Aug. 7 by electroshocking. The salvaged cutthroat trout will be held in the Soda Butte Creek watershed in upper untreated tributaries.
Cutthroat trout will be released back into Soda Butte Creek once fisheries staff complete the treatment.
are the only trout species native to the park. They are the most ecologically important fish of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and are highly regarded by anglers. Genetically pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations have declined throughout their natural range in the Intermountain West, succumbing to competition with and predation by nonnative fish species, a loss of genetic integrity through hybridization, habitat degradation and predation.