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Reintroduction of Anadromous Fish In NW Montana
I have found very little information on Anadromous fish that used to migrate up the Kootenai and Clarkfork Rivers from the Columbia River drainage system but, there is some information on the internet that they used to be in Montana before the dams were put in place. Would it be possible to reintroduce the chinook and coho salmon along with steelhead trout into the North West Montana area with the use of fish ladders like they once were? Input would be appreciated, thank you.

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I sadly feel it is too late for something like that to happen. We lost our last species in the White Sturgeon with the introduction of Libby Dam. I think the project would have to be massive, have everyone buy in, and have funding that doesn't currently exist. I also look at the predator situation in the Lower Clark Fork with Lake Trout, Northern Pike, and Walleye being major obstacles for migrating Steelhead. I think it's a nice thought and would be cool, but is something I personally don't see happening.