This is one headline we were stoked to share as soon as it hit our newsfeeds: the first Greenback cutthroat trout have been documented spawning since the beginning of the restoration work began. This important event marks a milestone in the restoration efforts that have been ongoing for decades.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife were excited to share the good news coming out of Bear Creek saying, “While we will continue to stock greenback trout from our hatcheries, the fact that they are now successfully reproducing in the wild is exciting for the future of this species,” an official said on Friday. “This is a huge wildlife conservation success story and a testament to the world-class wildlife agency Coloradans have in Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Colorado’s ecological diversity strengthens our community, supports our anglers, and our thriving outdoor recreation economy. CPW’s staff and our partner agencies have worked for more than a decade to restore this beloved state fish, and today’s news truly highlights the success of the work.”
You can read more about the exciting discovery, here from CPR.org!
Learn more about the ongoing conservation efforts, here!