Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:27 PM by MTN News
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 7:36 PM
A project is underway to restore the Arctic Grayling population in the Big Hole watershed, according to Steve Luebeck, director of the Big Hole Watershed Committee.
Arctic Grayling are native to two of the 48 states-Michigan and Montana, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website. The decline in their population is attributed to degradation of their habitat and interaction with non-native trout families.
Their population is slightly improved compared to past years, but remains low, according to Luebeck.
"The good news is that projects have been implemented over the past few years are starting to show promise," Luebeck said.
The state of Montana wants introduce Arctic Grayling through streamside incubation of eggs in the river. This project could begin this spring.
The draft plan is currently out for public comment. Click here to access the draft and post your comments.