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Help Salvage Cutthroats in Dry Gulch

September 15, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

15 volunteers in good physical condition are needed.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be salvaging as many of the resident Colorado River cutthroat trout as possible prior to chemical application to remove all fish in preparation for greenback stocking.  No fly rods will be used.  Volunteers will assist on four CPW led crews of six people each.  Each crew will electroshock specific sections of Dry Gulch.  Volunteers will use dip nets to collect trout.  Fish will be kept alive in nets and in pens in the creek.  At the end of the electro-shocking, each volunteer and CPW crew member will hike a bag of 10-20 fish in backpacks down to the parking area at Dry Gulch to be loaded onto an aerated fish- hauling truck.  The fish will be trucked to a Yampa River headwaters stream where Colorado cutthroats are native.   Here is the required gear:  waders, internal frame backpack, plenty of water, lunch and rain gear.  Volunteers will meet at the Loveland Pass exit(exit 216) off I-70.  The meeting time is 7:30 am and the work should be finished by 3:00 pm. Email to confirm your participation, or call 303-882-0423.

Details

Date:
September 15, 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Dry Gulch
Loveland Ski Area Exit
I-70 Exit 216, CO United States

Organizer

Colorado Parks and Wildlife