Yellowstone NP officials claim progress in getting rid of alien lake trout

Two decades after non-native lake trout were discovered in Yellowstone Lake, officials in Yellowstone National Park say they are making good progress in removing those predacious fish and rebuilding the lake's iconic Yellowstone cutthroat trout population.

With more than 1 million lake trout removed from the 136-square-mile lake over the years, the National Park Service, Trout Unlimited, local fishing guides and the recreation industry say they have made “significant progress” in efforts to restore the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake—one of the largest and most ambitious native trout restoration efforts ever undertaken.

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