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
 

Issues 
Invasive Species
Places 
Wheeler Creek
Colorado
Species 

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Solutions 
Protect
Author of this Page 

Brian Hodge

Risks to Fishing 
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