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Large-Scale Removal of Lake Trout in Quartz Lake/Environmental Assessment

Dear Friends:

Glacier National Park's Large-Scale Removal of Lake Trout in Quartz Lake/Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkId=61
This will be available for 30 days, public review and comments are due on June 29, 2009.

Glacier National Park proposes to reduce or eliminate lake trout in Quartz Lake. Lake trout compete with Bull trout and eventually would destroy the native fishery currently present in Quartz Lake. This fishery is threatened by an increasing population of lake trout. A gill netting operation using a motorized boat would be conducted on the lake that would capture and destroy lake trout. Tracking devices would also be inserted in females so spawning locations can be determined which would lead to more efficient removal. A no action alternative and one action alternative are evaluated in this EA.

Impacts were evaluated by park resource specialists for the following: aquatics and fisheries, recommended wilderness, terrestrial wildlife, threatened and endangered species, natural sounds and visitor use and experience.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Comments can be posted at online at: (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkId=61) or sent by mail to Superintendent Glacier National Park, Attn: Logan Pass EA, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936. The EA is also available at local libraries or can be requested by calling 406-888-7898.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in Glacier National Park.

Sincerely,


Chas Cartwright
Superintendent
 
Comment Period: Closed        05/29/2009 - 06/29/2009
Document Content:
Quartz Lake EAQuartz Lake EA   (1.0 MB, PDF file)
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