……is available to read and open for public comment from 12/16/10 until 01/31/2011. Do you want to have a say or offer an opinoin? NOW IS THE TIME FOLKS!! You can respond online. Read below to find out more. I have yet to read the proposal, but will get to that over the weekend. I have heard tons about this issue, but still need to read more to make an educated decision.
Click this link to download and read the plan – Yellowstone Native Fish Conservation Plan
Below, you find the press release.
A plan to protect the native fish population in Yellowstone National Park has been released for public review.
The Native Fish Conservation Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) is designed to guide the management of fisheries and aquatic resources in the park for the next two decades.
The preferred alternative would conserve the Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake by increased netting of non-native lake trout. It also calls for removal of non-native fish from some streams and lakes in the park, and re-introduction of native fish into restored habitats. It would allow managers to take an adaptive management approach to native fish conservation, incorporating new information and lessons gained from experience in annual work and treatment plans. This plan does not propose any changes in the Madison or Firehole rivers.
An EA has been prepared for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available on this website, or to request a paper or CD copy of the EA please call (307)344-2874 or write to:
Native Fish Conservation Plan EA
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY, 82190
Respondents are encouraged to submit their comments through this NPS website. Comments may also be mailed to the address above or hand-delivered to the park’s headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming.
Public comments must be received by midnight, January 31, 2011.