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Glacier National Park works to save bull trout

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August 4, 2017

USGS

Juvenile Bull Trout

Immersed in a cathedral-like forest of tall trees in the cool quiet of morning, my thoughts are interrupted upon hearing an unfamiliar sound behind me – horse hooves. I am hiking the trail to Quartz Lake, where I'll interview Glacier National Park's fisheries crew. I had fallen behind the lightning-paced crew, and now I'm falling behind the mules packing in their supplies, even though the animals are loaded down with inflatable kayaks, nets, fuel and other supplies. Fisheries management work in Glacier's backcountry is fraught with logistical challenges, and I start to think maybe I shoul...



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