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By Alex Kuhn
Sports Editor 

Yellowstone Lake Invaders: Boots on the ground

Taking a look at the work done by the National Fish Conservation Program

 

July 18, 2018

COURTESY/ Neal Herbert/ NPS via Todd Koel

A lake trout is caught by the gillnetting Hammerhead crew of National Park Services out on Yellowstone Lake.

YELLOWSTONE -In 1994 it was discovered that nonnative, predatory lake trout had made their way into Yellowstone Lake and as a result began to wreak havoc on the population numbers of the lake's native species, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

Since the discovery efforts have been underway to restore the cutthroat as the dominant species of Yellowstone Lake many have stepped up and answered the call for the restoration of the cutthroats like Julia and George Argyros.

The Argyroses established a $500,000 grant through the National Park Foundation that goes to the Yellowstone Forever organiz...



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