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Statement on Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Joan Hurlock

The Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited met in Twin Falls on Saturday February 9 and voted to support the Senate confirmation of Joan Hurlock to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

Unfortunately the State Senate voted the other way and she was not confirmed.

Ms. Hurlock is a product of the commission screening process, which Idaho’s hunters and anglers strongly support. The eight-member screening committee unanimously recommended Ms. Hurlock and Trout Unlimited believes that attempts by a vocal but small minority of people to subvert the commission selection process is a disappointing and dangerous precedent.

First Blog Post

Welcome to the new online home of the Idaho Council of Trout Unlimited.

Idaho contains some of the most important habitat for several native trout and salmon species such as the Yellowstone cuttroat trout of eastern Idaho, redband trout across south Idaho, and westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout in the remote mountains and valleys of central and northern Idaho.

And then there’s the anadromous species of chinook salmon, sockeye salmon and steelhead that spawn in the relatively pristine waters of Idaho before they migrate to the Pacific Ocean.

Idaho is taking steps to protect the remaining stronghold habitats for these native resident and anadromous trout and salmon. A Federal regulation adopted by the Secretary of Agriculture directs the US Forest Service to protect about 90 percent of the remaining roadless areas on National Forests in the state ­­ about 8.8 million acres of 9.3 million acres. Wild and native trout will greatly benefit from this rule.

Save the Yellowstone cutthroats. Learn more about this project here.

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