Yellowstone Park Foundation Working to Save Native Yellowstone Cutthroat from Invasive Lake Trout

In 2015, Trout and Salmon Foundation made a grant to support Yellowstone Park Foundation’s efforts to control the Lake Trout population in Yellowstone Lake. Lake Trout are an invasive species and are the primarily culprit in the decline of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. The decline of the Yellowstone cuttie has had significant impacts on the broader Yellowstone Lake food chain. Thankfully, the hard work of Yellowstone Park Foundation is beginning to pay off. The Great Falls Tribune did a nice piece on the eradication efforts.

About Trout and Salmon Foundation

Trout and Salmon Foundation has donated more than $1.0 million to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF seeks partnerships with local watershed organizations like Yellowstone Park Foundation that are directly engaged with habitat improvement and restoration in order to fund projects that improve and expand trout and salmon habitat. Applying for grants from Trout and Salmon Foundation is easy. Check out our grant criteria.

Trout and Salmon Foundation is a self-funding non-profit and 100% of all donations to TSF are used to fund habitat and restoration projects in trout and salmon waters across North America. TSF has funded more than 250 projects in more than 25 states. All donations to TSF are fully tax deductible. Donate here.