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Pure strain Yellowstone Cutties get a helping hand in the Shields River

The USFS and MT FWP work to preserve populations of pure strain Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the upper reaches of the Shields River.  Building fish barriers are among the efforts to prevent hybridization or elimination of these rare cutties by brook and rainbow trout.  Read more here.

Yellowstone cutthroat