Colorado Parks and Wildlife targets illegally stocked pike in Green Mountain Reservoir with a bounty for anglers | Summit County Citizens Voice

Non-native predators could threaten endangered species in Colorado River.

Colorado wildlife managers will try to curb expansion of non-native northern pike in Summit County’s Green Mountain Reservoir by paying anglers a $20 bounty for each fish they deliver to the Heeney Marina.

The illegally introduced fish are taking a toll on trout in the reservoir north of Silverthorne and could escape to the Blue River and make their way to the Colorado River. That could add to the challenges of trying to recover four endangered native Colorado River fish species, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife targets illegally stocked pike in Green Mountain Reservoir with a bounty for anglers | Summit County Citizens Voice

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