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By Ariel Wiegard
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
On this blog, we’ve written a lot about the Conservation Reserve Program and how it benefits wildlife.
Western Governors' Association
Monday, February 8, 2016
"The Yellowstone Lake population of 4 million in the 1970’s was the most significant remaining genetically pure population anywhere," said Dr. David Sweet, Yellowstone Lake Special Project Manager, Wyoming Trout Unlimited. "They were thought secure due to NPS land status, protection from development, high elevation ensuring cold water, lack of competing species, and isolation. However, they were reduced to 5 to 10% of former level by 2008 as a result of direct predation by an illegal lake trout implant in the 1980’s."
Lake Tahoe News
By Anne Knowles
Monday, February 8, 2016
Technically, a useful method has been to start at the top of a water system, install temporary barriers, work to control nonnative fish populations, then remove the barriers and work on the next stretch of the system, said Crookshanks. “That’s a great strategy, but there are some systems where the temporary barrier has to stay because the next piece can’t be done,” said David Sweet, Yellowstone Lake special project manager with Wyoming Trout Unlimited. Sweet has worked for years on the effort to restore Yellowstone cutthroat trout, which are preyed upon by nonnative lake trout.
Public News Service - Oregon
By Chris Thomas
Friday, February 5, 2016
“But Brian Johnson, the Klamath and California director for Trout Unlimited, says they realize they're still in it together. "For the master water-sharing, nobody really knows how we'll do it," he says. "But irrigators, ranchers, tribes, conservation groups - we all still see a need to work those issues out and believe that cooperatively is better than fighting about it." ‘
Havasu News through ProPublica
By Abrahm Lustgarten
Friday, February 5, 2016
“Ninety percent of water users thought water running downstream was wasted water,” said Cary Denison, the Gunnison basin project coordinator for Trout Unlimited, a sportsmen’s and river conservation group working with ranchers to get them to use less water. Years of worsening water scarcity passed before those ranchers began to appreciate how their practices — and the laws guiding them — were contributing to the problem. “Only recently do we start to see articles in the paper about the drought, and we think, gosh, we have some effect on this,” Denison said.

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