The April Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, April 5th at BJ's Restaurant in Hamilton, MT. Social hour starts at 6:00pm, the meeting begins in earnest at 7:00pm.
The program will feature amazing information on the status of our beloved Bull Trout here in Montana from speaker Wade Fredenberg. Check out the program description below.
Wade is a 4th generation Montanan from the Flathead, who received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University. For twelve years he was employed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; first in Billings where he managed wild trout in the Bighorn River and then in Bozeman where he had the good fortune to guide State management on the Madison and Gallatin Rivers from 1988-1992. He became a Fish and Wildlife Service employee in 1992, and has since held a variety of Native Fish Coordinator duties for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service out of Creston Hatchery. He has been involved in bull trout conservation and the ESA workings of Bull Trout since 1992.
As an avid angler and Bull Trout worshiper, Wade will present a series of observations about the vulnerability of the species and highlight the dilemma that bull trout face in trying to “recover” in systems like the Bitterroot where angler use is intense. He promises that even if you don’t like what he has to say, at least you’ll enjoy the pictures!