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January 11 Meeting

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Wood River Redband Trout: A Unique and Resilient Legacy

of Idaho’s Native Species

Many of us have experienced the terrific trout fishery of the Wood River in central Idaho. But when you have brought a salmonid to hand how many have thought there may be a unique and important heritage to these denizens? As research into the redband trout in this area has progressed scientists are finding a distinctive history of the trout inhabitants in the Wood River Basin. We will get the newest information from genetic studies and potential implications for management of the population.

Wood River trout at the annual fish rescue led by the Hemingway Chapter of TU

For our January 11, 2023 meeting we will have a presentation by Matthew Campbell, the Fisheries Genetics Program Coordinator with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and lead author of a forthcoming paper on Wood River trout origins. Matt is based at the Eagle Fish Genetics Lab [www.eaglefishgeneticslab.com] conducting research to provide comprehensive genetic information to address central questions related to the conservation and management of Idaho’s native fish species (one of five sections under the IDFG Research Division).

Matt Campbell, Idaho Dept. Fish and Game

Doors open 6:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Smoky Mtn. Pizza. 415 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706

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