Vital fish population monitored, tracked

 


Linsey Ciepiela, a master’s student at the University of Wyoming has been studying salmonid movement in the Upper North Platte River in order to determine which tributaries are most important to brown and rainbow trout in the region.

The Upper North Platte River proved itself as a viable candidate for the project in many ways, significantly because the fishery in the river has a capacity of 4,000 fish per mile. Ciepiela said this is a massive fishery, providing a huge population to study. Because 76 miles of the North Platte is listed as a Blue Ribbon stream, the fishery has proved itsel...



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