Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Bull Trout protections coming for Idaho streams and rivers

It looks like that Bull Trout in Idaho may get some additional protection which will be a huge step in protecting Idaho's trout species. Bull trout habitat preservation will benefit other native fish: steelhead, salmon, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. Any habitat protection is great for Idaho Fly Fishing.

"In another reversal of Bush administration Endangered Species Act policy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand habitat protections for the bull trout, a fish that stands in the way of logging, mining and grazing on federal lands.The agency Wednesday formally proposed designating 23,000 miles of streams and 533,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Nevada as critical habitat."

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