Cutthroat Trout Rescued from Hayden Pass Fire Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and US Forest Service volunteers rescued green cutthroat trout on July 20 from the lower prong of Hayden Creek due to biologists’ concern that ash and sediment from the Hayden Pass fire could cut off oxygen and food supply for these fish.

According to the press advisory issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Southeast Region, ” This green cutthroat shares a unique genetic anomaly with a cutthroat trout found in the Smithsonian Museum said to have been taken from Twin Lakes near Leadville, Colo., in 1889.”   It also stated that the fish were moved to  an isolation chamber at the Roraring Judy Hatchery.