Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
The Cutthroat's Worth Saving
Unlike some kinds of fish, Yellowstone cutthroat are extremely picky about where they live. They can't survive in degraded streams and rivers. They suffer when non-native fish like rainbow and brook trout are introduced into streams. Overfishing adds to their problems. That's why, today, the Yellowstone cutthroat live in only a fraction of their historic range.
Help Save Nature's Peaceful Cutthroat
What You Can Do
Release cutthroats. If you are an angler, learn to identify cutthroats and release them back into the water.
Watch where your water goes. Diverting waters for agricultural and municipal purposes leaves less water for fish. You can help by conserving water and not pouring toxic substances down the drain.
Be a supporter. Many agencies and organizations are working together to restore stream conditions and restock cutthroat into their native water.
Location. 45° 10.246′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail (here, next to this marker); Along the Yellowstone River (approx. 5.8 miles away); Emigrant Gulch (approx. 12.4 miles away); Roosevelt Arch (approx. 12.6 miles away); A Wildlife Paradise (approx. 13.4 miles away); Yellowstone's Northern Range (approx. 13.4 miles away); Wildlife Migrations (approx. 13.6 miles away); Wildlife of the Northern Range (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardiner.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.