Governor Gianforte Convenes Roundtable on Declining Trout Populations in the Jefferson Basin


August 9, 2023

Pictured is Montana Governor Greg Gianforte holding a roundtable discussion on low trout counts in the Jefferson Basin. Courtesy photo

Amid low trout counts in the Jefferson Basin, Governor Greg Gianforte last week convened a roundtable discussion in Wise River with fishing guides, anglers, irrigators, ag producers, biologists, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Director Dustin Temple.

"Montana's prized rivers and waterways are a part of what define our way of life and they support the livelihoods of thousands of Montanans," Gov. Gianforte said. "Working together, we can build consensus and solutions to address low trout counts in the Big Hole and surrounding areas."

Trout populations have steadily declined in seve...

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