Listen: Scientists Try Radical Move To Save Bull Trout From A Warming Climate


Bull trout are running out of time in Montana as their traditional waters heat up, biologists say.
Photo by Jim Mogen/USFWS

As I was driving home from work last night, I heard this fascinating report from NPR about the future of bull trout in Montana. As my friend Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks has been saying for years, anglers need to be aware of how much our sport may be affected by climate change. (See the film “Cold Waters.”) In this report, Christopher Joyce travels with a team of biologists who are doing something unheard of in recent years:

And now a team in Montana has undertaken one of the boldest translocations yet — moving an iconic Western fish, the bull trout, to protect it from climate change.

This is a thought-provoking look at what man can do to mitigate an uncertain future. Click the “Play” button below to listen to the report, and click here for the full story and more photos.

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