Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hired a fisheries conservation geneticist and lab technician that would provide FWP with consistent genetic expertise and analysis on genetic issues pertaining to conservation planning, management, restoration, and recovery of native fish species. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) hired a fish geneticist on 8 October 2005. Between October 2005 and December 2007, FWP’s geneticist processed and analyzed nearly 10,000 Oncorhynchus spp. samples to determine hybridization levels. Work performed under this grant agreement can be found in the associated reference reports.
01/01/2005 - 12/31/2009