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Master of Science (MS)


Watershed Sciences


John Neuhold


Comprehensive population studies in the field of fisheries are in great demand. Many of our fishable waters are being changed, and we need to be able to predict the results of these habitat alterations. We must know how to include beneficial modifications in readjustments of habitat in order to create a fishery or prevent destruction of an existing one. The acceptable situations for good fish production in large mountain streams are not well-knowno A fishery can be properly managed only if the manager has sufficient knowledge of the carrying capacity of the habitat, the survival and mortality of the population, and the movements of the fish within the population. My study is an attempt to answer some of these questions about the self-sustaining populations of brown trout (Salmo trutta fario Linnaeus) and mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni Girard) in a 5-mile section of Logan River, Utah.