Kootenai River Sturgeon featured at February 18 BRTU Meeting

The February 18, 2016 meeting of Bitterroot Trout Unlimited will feature Tom Parker, GEUM Environmental Consultants, presenting a program on the Kootenai River White Sturgeon.

sturgeonThe Kootenai River White Sturgeon is one of Montana’s most  ancient native fish. Isolated for thousands of years from other Columbia River sturgeons, this unique and magnificent fish became a unique species, but it has suffered mightily from  a number of factors including development, habitat destruction and the impact of Lake Koocanusa Dam on the Kootenai. A remnant population barely hangs on, but some very dedicated and talented biologists and streampeople

restoration experts working with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho have mounted a strong effort to keep this special native species from checking out completely.

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GEUM in Hamilton, is one of the key players in this program, and the scale of the work they are doing is truly astonishing. GEUM President Tom Parker is going to give an overview of the fish and the program intended to give the sturgeon a fighting chance today. If you care about native fish species and want to learn about the Kootenai River White Sturgeon, you won’t want to miss this program. tiny.sturgeon

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm at the Hamilton Elks Club, 203 State Street in Hamilton. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.

For additional information, please contact Greg Chester or Marshall Bloom

And, remember! We will be having dinner with Tom at Spice of Life at 5:00 pm before the meeting. Long-time TU supporter Karen Suennen will be donating 10% of the proceeds to our club. So please come join us for dinner.

Information for Elks Lodge 203 State
Street Hamilton, MT 59840-2522
(406) 363-3031  Click here for directions

 
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