California Fish and Wildlife gets ready to poison creek

Native trout

Native trout

Wednesday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife planned to poison part of Silver King Creek to kill hybridized and planted trout.

Their goal is to re-introduce endangered native trout.  A court fight dealt with issues of killing live creatures to go back in time to re-introduce
endangered natives.
The Reno Gazette Journal talks about the California State Department Fish and Wildlife treating an 11 mile stretch of Silver King Creek.

 

 

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Gene Beley
Gene Beley
9 years ago

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Steve
Steve
9 years ago

They are going to spend millions of dollars on lawyers going back and forth, then when they do get the ok to poison the creek, the hybridized trout will reappear. Why not just offer a $10 reward unlimted catch for the fish. It’ll be wiped out within a year.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  Steve

They are going to do the poisoning with a go ahead from the court, according to the Reno article.

Mark
Mark
9 years ago

You want job security work for Fish & Game. These idiots get paid to repair damage they did in the first place

what a racket