Biggest North American Trout Once Thought Extinct Returns to Ancient Pyramid Lake

Biggest North American Trout Once Thought Extinct Returns to Ancient Pyramid Lake

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trout cutthroat Nevada FWS photoWhat’s unfolding in Nevada is a fish story about the one that didn’t get away, a tale of loss, discovery and restoration that reaches from Utah across the Great Basin to Pyramid Lake and up a river into the snow-clad Sierra Nevada around Lake Tahoe.

The largest inland trout in North America, the salmon-sized cutthroat, went from near extinction to stunning recovery in a rare comeback orchestrated by a decades-long odyssey of biological risk and scientific discovery made possible by the  commitment of a fisheries biologist laboring in one of the most remote corners of the West.

(READ the story in the Sacramento Bee)

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