Yellowstone Cutthroat

Yellowstone Cutthroat

Yellowstone Cutthroat

The historical range of the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout was upstream of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River and tributaries. It also existed across the Continental Divide in Yellowstone Lake and in the Yellowstone River, and its tributaries downstream to the Tongue. Yellowstone Cutthroat can be distinguished from other cutthroat trout by their larger black spots, clustered toward the tail, and by their gray, gold, and copper hues. The Yellowstone Cutthroat measures from 6 to 20 inches long when it reaches maturity.

  
  

Yellowstone Cutthroat Assessment (.pdf)

  

Since 2007, the Western Native Trout Initiative has provided $322,251 in funding to 15 projects to benefit Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.  Projects have included barrier construction and restoration, habitat restoration, fish passage, telemetry studies, and public outreach and education.


 

 Additional Resources:

CLICK HERE to read the 2012 Range-Wide Status Assessment for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
READ MORE about Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks' Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout conservation work
READ MORE about Idaho Fish and Game Department's Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Management Plan 
CLICK HERE for a guide to Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout from from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department  
READ MORE about the Utah Division of Wildlife Resource's Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout conservation work

Videos:

WATCH a 2013 video from Idaho Game and Fish Department about Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in the South Fork of the Snake River
CLICK HERE to watch a very brief video from Friends of the Teton River releasing a Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in Bitch Creek.
 

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Photo Gallery

The photos immediately below of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout are courtesy of Conor McClure, University of Idaho.
     Yellowstone Cutthroat courtesy of Conor McClure University of Idaho         Yellowstone Cutthroat courtesy of Conor McClure University of Idaho
The photos below are courtesy of Friends of the Teton River.
Yellowstone Cutthroat Courtesy of Friends of the Teton River     Photo courtesy of Friends of the Teton River
Photo courtesy of Friends of the Teton River