Sunday, 17 Jan 2021

ingenious agreement Is helping restore Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout within the Teton River

photo: Idaho branch of Fish and online game

An extraordinary partnership among conservationists, farmers, govt agencies, and others in Southeastern Idaho is having a good benefit for an iconic fish, the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. once declining because the influence of degraded and fragmented habitat, and mixing with other nonnative trout subspecies in the Teton River, the fish—Idaho’s authentic “state fish”– is rebounding thanks to the resourceful partnership that encourages water to seep into the ground from irrigation diversions to recharge the aquifer in the spring for the benefit of agriculture, and then protects flows in the summertime and fall for the benefit of fish.

hyperlink (via: Northwest vigour and Conservation Council)

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