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A Coastal Cutthroat Trout Case Study in Native Trout Conservation with Kitty Griswold
September 29, 2023 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am PDT
Native Trout populations are important ecologically, socially, and economically. The streams and rivers they occupy are important sources of clean water, recreation, and provide habitat for myriad animals. To thrive and fully express their life histories, trout need connected habitats and cold, clean water. In this workshop we will use Coastal Cutthroat Trout, a native trout with a geographic range from Northern California to Southeast Alaska, as a case study to explore these issues and, when possible, draw parallels with other Trout and Char subspecies in North America. We will explore the key role partnerships can play in these efforts.
Kitty Griswold is a Fisheries Scientist with a keen interest in conserving Native Trout and their habitats. She grew up in the Great Basin region of the Western United States and was fortunate enough to explore the streams and rivers that shape those arid landscapes. She attended Oregon State University for her MS and PhD degrees and learned about the richness of marine systems through the study of migratory trout and salmon. She is currently allied faculty at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho in the Biological Sciences Department. Aware of the increasing challenges that cold-water fish populations face, her current work (and much of her personal time) focuses on creating opportunities for research and partnerships to help us better understand and address these challenges.
This session is brought to you by the NLC Native Trout Workgroup.