Yellowstone Forever

September 12, 2012

Native Trout in Trouble: New Video

Yellowstone cutthroat trout, native to the Northern Rockies and unique in the entire world, until recently have thrived for more than 10,000 years in Yellowstone Lake and its surrounding waters. But now, their very existence hangs in the balance. A predatory non-native invader, capable of wiping the entire cutthroat population from the lake, has taken hold. Lake trout, which can grow to 50 pounds or more, have already eaten over 90% of the lake’s four million cutthroats, and they grow more voracious each year.

Watch the 3-minute video below to learn more about the problem -- and the solution...

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