The recent listing of bull trout as a threatened species could give
bulls the same considerations as downstream salmon, and the state of Montana
could have more leverage in its efforts to influence dam operations, says
one of the state’s lead biologists.
Brian Marotz, fisheries program officer for the Department of Fish,
Wildlife and Parks, contends that salmon have been the favored species
for federal agencies that influence Montana’s dam operations. But that
may change with the …