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Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Planned For Handkercheif Lake September 12-23, 2016

Fishing - Region 1

Tue Sep 06 11:11:14 MDT 2016

The South Fork Flathead westslope cutthroat trout conservation program will continue this fall with rotenone treatment of Handkerchief Lake.  The purpose of this project is to remove nonnative trout and the threat they pose to westslope cutthroat trout in the South Fork Flathead drainage.  During this project FS Road 897 and the Handkerchief Lake campground will be closed from September 12-18, and the Graves Bay campground will be closed from September 12-23.  Detailed descriptions of trail and area restrictions are included below.  Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks will stock westslope cutthroat and arctic grayling in summer 2017 to reestablish the recreational fishery.  For more information please visit the project website:

http://fwp.mt.gov/regions/r1/wctproject/handkerchief/default.html

or contact fisheries biologist Sam Bourret at 751-4556; sbourret@mt.gov

Description and Dates of Restricted National Forest Access

Forest Service Road 897 – closed September 12 – 18, 2015

Graves Bay Campground– closed September 12 – 23, 2015

Handkerchief Lake campground– closed September 12 – 18, 2015