In 1921, the Game and Fish Commission was established to provide citizen oversight to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Commission is made up of seven officials, appointed by the Governor, who each represent a region in the state. The Commission serves as the policy making board responsible for the direction and supervision of the Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and through the Department provides an adequate and flexible system of control, propagation, management and protection and regulation of all wildlife in Wyoming.
The Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Conservation Partnership Program is providing funding for this project to help ensure the long-term conservation of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout which are the last remaining large contiguous refugium Yellowstone Cutthroat trout under Wyoming Game and Fish Department jurisdiction is in the Upper Yellowstone River Basin. However, sampling of this drainage has been extremely limited. To determine what would make healthy habitat characteristics within the watershed it is necessary to survey and document the status of this important subspecies, including population dynamics, fish health, genetic structure, size structure and movement patterns. These characteristics will provide information to make macro habitat associations and will allow for the development of management strategies for the preservation of this important resource.
This project was just approved and the grantees have just received their contracts. Implementation of the project will begin shortly.
For more information, contact: Jason Burckhardt, [email protected], 307-527-7125.