Securing Native Cutthroat Trout in Wheeler Creek

Goals

The goal of the project was to prevent invasion of nonnative trout into waters occupied by a genetically pure population of native Colorado River Cutthroat Trout in Wheeler Creek.

Tactics

A barrier was constructed to prevent upstream movement of rainbow trout and Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout into the Colorado River Cutthroat habitat.

Victories

The project secured 1.3 miles of native fish habitat, helping to secure a stronghold for this species of native trout.

Staff Contact

Brian Hodge, Yampa and White River Basin Project Coordinator, TU Colorado Water Project

bhodge@tu.org

 

Author of this Page

Brian Hodge

Places 
Wheeler Creek
Colorado
Species 

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Issues 
Invasive Species
Solutions 
Protect
Risks to Fishing 
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