Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wild Trout Symposium - Wild Trout X

"Conserving Wild Trout"

September 28-30th 2010

Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone, MT

Our Mission is to provide a forum for professional wild trout biologists and fishery conservationists to interact, to get to know each other in an informal setting, and to be exposed to the latest wild trout status, technology, and philosophy. These conferences equip participants to better preserve and restore this magnificent but declining resource.


Originated in 1974, this symposium offers exposure to the latest information on status, science, technology, philosophy, and preservation of cold-water wild-salmonid, in an international forum for professional wild trout biologists and fishery advocates. The primary cosponsors of this event include: the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, the Trout and Salmon Foundation, the Federation of Fly Fishers, and Trout Unlimited.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Native Trout Forum

This entry is to announce the development of a new native trout network/forum. This site is the brainchild of Anders Halverson from Boulder, Colorado. The site also has significant input from fellow native trout enthusiasts from Scott Carles (Cutthroat Stalker) from Mendon, Utah; Gary Marston (gigharborflyfisher) from Gig Harbor, Washington; and Dave Balducci (DaveB) from San Francisco, California.

These guys all reside on the west side of the Mississippi, but that doesn't make them bad people. In fact, the "life list" these guys have compiled is quite impressive! Some have over 20 native species all caught in their native watersheds - including one species, the Alvord Cutthroat, which is considered to be extinct by Dr. Robert Behnke. The jury is still out on that one.

If your interested in educating yourself or locating native species, go to The Angler's Life List & Native Fish Network.

You can find the link on the border to the right. You can also find the links to these fellow native trout aficionados' blogs in My Blog List, also in the border to the right.