New plan to save bull trout drops number goals

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Updated: 9/03 10:19 am

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Obama administration is offering a new approach to saving the bull trout, a fish whose need for clean and cold water has put it in conflict with logging, mining and grazing in the Northwest.

The draft recovery plan to be published Thursday by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates numerical goals for rebuilding populations, recognizes climate change makes losing some populations inevitable, and focuses on fixing threats to habitat and genetic diversity.

Lead biologist Stephen Duke says the adverse effects of logging, mining and grazing have mostly been addressed since the bull trout was listed as a threatened species in 1999.

He adds that once the remaining problems facing bull trout are addressed, they should achieve stability in the recovery areas designated in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada.

 

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sierra11 - 9/3/2014 2:59 PM
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Oncorhynchus orchestra, ha ha ha, I like to write things only I understand! Pretty funny eh?

Kramer - 9/3/2014 12:19 PM
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c'mon bloggers, shoot the bull. (then shovel It)
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