Species Removal & Relocation
Due to unforeseen circumstances, comments submitted on the website page may not have been received. Therefore, the comment period has been extended and comments must be received by 5:00 PM June 18, 2012. Chicago Gulch Creek is a headwater tributary to Fords Creek which drains the eastern aspect of the Judith Mountains. Approximately 3 miles of Chicago Gulch is on private lands, about 1 mile state lands and 1 mile on BLM lands. Chicago Gulch currently supports non native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The proposed action is to remove all of the non-native fish in Chicago Gulch and its tributaries on approximately 4.5 miles of stream. Treatment will occur upstream from a dry reach using the piscicide CFT Legumine™ (5% liquid rotenone). We then proposed to restock Chicago Gulch Creek with locally obtained, non-hybridized westslope cutthroat trout (WCT). It is predicted the population of WCT would be very robust (>2500 individuals).