The recent identification of invasive brook trout within a beloved creek of Yellowstone National Park has set off a flurry of activity among biologists, as they work tirelessly to eradicate this nonnative species.

The presence of these trout has been confirmed in the renowned Soda Butte Creek, a highly sought-after destination for fly-fishing enthusiasts nestled in the park’s northeastern region.

The brook trout, known for their invasive nature, pose a significant threat to the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout population. Should their proliferation go unaddressed, the invasive brook trout could rapidly expand from Soda Butte Creek, infiltrating the entire Lamar River watershed.

In a collaborative effort involving the park authorities, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and the Custer Gallatin National Forest, a strategic approach has been devised. To this end, a 9.6-mile segment of Soda Butte Creek will be off-limits to the public from August 14th to 18th.

During this critical interval, skilled biologists will undertake the extermination of brook trout through the application of rotenone treatments sanctioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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