Fish stocking in protected areas: Summary of a workshop

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Native and nonnative sport fish have been introduced into the majority of historically fishless lakes in wilderness, generating conflicts between managing wilderness as natural ecosystems and providing opportunities for recreation. Managers faced with controversial and difficult decisions about how to manage wilderness lakes may not always have ready access to research relevant to these decisions. To address this problem, and to expose scientists to the concerns and constraints of managers and wilderness users, a workshop was held in October 1998 at the Flathead Lake Biological Station in Polson, Montana. Participants included 43 scientists, state and federal managers, wilderness users and advocates and students. Four subject areas were addressed: federal, state, tribal and user perspectives, community and ecosystem effects, species effects and management recommendations. Papers from the workshop are being developed for an issue of the journal Ecosystems.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Fish stocking in protected areas: Summary of a workshop
Series title Proceedings
Volume 5
Year Published 2000
Publisher Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publisher location Fort Collins, CO
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 301
Last page 303
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