God Save Wild Trout from "Friends" of Their Watersheds

In my 37 years of working for and reporting on fish and wildlife conservation I have NEVER encountered an alleged environmental outfit as arrogant and ignorant as Wilderness Watch. Rather than learn about native fish restoration and the proven safety of the only tools we have to effect it on a large scale George Nickas prefers to spread outrageous untruths such as “state wildlife managers continue to introduce non-native fish species that threaten Westslope cutthroat trout.” Because he is incapable of seeing fish as wildlife or as critical parts of native ecosystems he is perfectly willing to sacrifice the westslope cutthroat trout--a vanishing icon of American wilderness. Friends of the Wild Swan should know better than to climb in bed with him. www.missoulanews.com/News/News.asp?no=5817