Wed Jun 27 14:06:00 MDT 2012
The attached decision notice has been prepared for the proposed Reintroduction of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Ruby Creek by Removal of Nonnative Rainbow Trout with Electrofishing and Rotenone. FWP is proposing to reintroduce genetically pure native Madison Drainage westslope cutthroat trout (WCT) into Ruby Creek, south of Ennis, after capturing and transferring existing Ruby Creek rainbow trout to the Madison River. Rotenone will be used to remove any rainbow trout not captured by electrofishing and transferred. A second rotenone treatment may be necessary in 2013. Comments to the Draft Environmental Assessment were received from six parties during the 30-day public comment period. All comments favored the proposal or thought it to be a workable project. It is my decision to proceed with the proposed project with no changes to the Draft Environmental Assessment.