Climate Change Could Cut Trout Habitat in Half in the West: Study

"Warming temperatures could cut in half suitable trout habitat in the West over the next 70 years."

"The latest alarming report comes from a team of 11 scientists from Trout Unlimited, the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise, Colorado State University, the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. The study, published today in the peer-reviewed science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, , predicts native cutthroat could decline by up to 58 percent.

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Rocky Barker reports for the Idaho Statesman August 15, 2011.

Source: Idaho Statesman, 08/16/2011