Yellowstone Lake’s native Yellowstone cutthroat population has been decimated by nonnative lake trout. Park planners recently released a Native Trout Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment that proposes a long-term strategy to protect and restore cutthroat trout and other native fish. Jan. 31 marks the public commentary deadline. For more details hit Smithhammer’s latest blog post, here.
From today’s Island Park News: “In a newsletter urging the public to get involved with this issue, GYC Executive Director, Mike Clark, said, ‘We believe the fight to save Yellowstone cutthroat trout is worth fighting and that failure at Yellowstone Lake is not an option. As our climate warms over the coming decades, the Yellowstone lake population of cutthroat trout will become even more crucial to the future of this increasingly rare species.’”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.