Summary of Activities in 2017 of the Lake Trout Suppression Program to Benefit Native Species
This report summarizes results of the fourth year of work conducted under the direction of the Implementation Plan for Lake Trout Suppression in Flathead Lake (2014) by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). The Implementation Plan is the culmination of a lengthy and often contentious process in management of the fishery of Flathead Lake. It was preceded by the Flathead Lake and River Fisheries CoManagement Plan (CoPlan) that was adopted in 2000 by CSKT and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MFWP). The goals of the CoPlan are to: (1) “Increase and protect native trout populations”, and (2) “Balance tradeoffs between native species conservation and nonnative species reduction to maintain a viable recreational/subsistence fishery”. Click the button below to access the report.
CSKT 2014 Implementation Plan for Co-Management Plan
This plan establishes the annual process that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will follow to implement the direction of the Co-Management Plan. Click on the button below to download a copy of the plan.