Blackfoot Fish Plan up for Further ReviewSource: Missoulian
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A proposal to replace non-native fish with native westslope cutthroat in the Scapegoat Wilderness will get a second round of public review and comment.
“We decided we needed more time to allow folks to express issues and concerns with the project,” Lolo National Forest Supervisor Carolyn Upton said on Wednesday. “We want to be responsive to those requests.”
The project would use a partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists and members of the Lolo and Lewis and Clark National Forests to restructure the fish community in a group of lakes and streams in the North Fork of the Blackfoot River drainage. That watershed is inside the federal wilderness area north of Ovando and Lincoln.