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Governor Gianforte To Hold Roundtable Discussion on Declining Trout Populations

Joining guides, anglers, irrigators, biologists, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Director Dustin Temple in Wise River, Governor Greg Gianforte tomorrow will hold a roundtable discussion on declining trout populations in the Jefferson Basin.


Trout populations in several areas of the Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby rivers have steadily declined since 2011 and are at or near historical lows, according to data collected by FWP.

In response to population declines, FWP, in partnership with Montana State University, launched several research efforts to study fish mortality, juvenile fish, and fish health and is working to better understand the causes of these declines, which are linked to flows, water temperature, disease, and other factors.




WHAT: Governor Gianforte to hold roundtable discussion on declining trout populations in the Jefferson Basin

WHEN: TOMORROW – Wednesday, August 2 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Wise River Community Foundation, 65240 MT 43, Wise River, MT 59762

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