Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Transplanted Bull Trout Spawning in the Clackamas

This fall Bull Trout are spawning in the Clackamas River for the first time in more than 50 year. A reintroduction effort is underway, transplanting modest numbers of fish from a healthy population in the Metolius River into the Upper Clackamas, and last week scientists observed transplanted individuals spawning in a small tributary. Bull Trout were extirpated from the Clackamas in the early 1960s. More information in the Columbia Basin Bulletin:

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