Demographic Changes Following Mechanical Removal of Exotic Brown Trout in an Intermountain West (USA), High-Elevation Stream
Ecology of Freshwater Fish
Exotic species present a great threat to native fish conservation; however, eradicating exotics is expensive and often impractical. Mechanical removal can be ineffective for eradication, but nonetheless may increase management effectiveness by identifying portions of a watershed that are strong sources of exotics. We used mechanical removal to understand processes driving exotic brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in the Logan River, Utah. Our goals were to: (i) evaluate the demographic response of brown trout to mechanical removal, (ii) identify sources of brown trout recruitment at a watershed scale and (iii) evaluate whether mechanical removal can reduce brown trout densities...
Budy, Phaedra; Saunders, W. Carl; and Thiede, Gary P., "Demographic Changes Following Mechanical Removal of Exotic Brown Trout in an Intermountain West (USA), High-Elevation Stream" (2014). Watershed Sciences Faculty Publications. Paper 860.