Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Dept. began reintroducing the state fish along the Front Range, exciting anglers and conservationists alike.
Colorado’s state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, is currently listed as a “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, but hopefully that will change after Colorado’s plan to reintroduce the species to streams.
The video below details the plan, along with an angler’s opinion on the reintroduction process.
It’s important to note that sport fishing advocacy groups were able to catch and transplant nearly 500 trout from the area before the poisoning required to make way safely for the reintroduction of the greenbacks.
In addition, the managing of other trout populations in the Gulch is an important lesson in conservation. The plan to repopulate that particular stretch of river is on track to be complete by spring.
Colorado anglers, I’m envious you’ll soon have the chance to hook into this rarity!