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By Emme Demmendaal
MSU News Service 

Montana State hosts Hutton Scholars Summit

 

August 3, 2022

High school students in the American Fisheries Society's Hutton Scholars Summit, hosted by Montana State University, visit Dry Creek, outside Belgrade, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, with guidance from Trout Unlimited's Connor Parrish, identifying aspects of creek rehabilitation to improve water quality and fish conservation. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Montana State University hosted 20 high school students from across the U.S. earlier this month for a summit aimed at addressing looming shortages in the fisheries and wildlife biology workforce.  

The Hutton Scholars Summit, a part of the American Fisheries Society's Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, is designed to stimulate interest among underrepresented and minority youth in fisheries science, aquatic science and natural resource-related careers. The ultimate goal is to address looming shortages of workers in these fields as older professionals step into retirement. 

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