Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have plans to treat certain waters this fall in an effort to benefit cutthroat trout in the high Uintas. Biologists will conduct a final treatment in Reader Creek and will also treat Potter and East Fork Carter Creek areas on the Uintas north slope. Rotenone, a natural substance made from the roots of a tropical plant, is used to treat the waters. While it does poison the fish, it is not dangerous to people, pets, or other wildlife. “As the trustee and guardian of wildlife in Utah, we’re conducting Colorado River cutthroat trout restoration activities across the fish’s native range,” shares DWR regional sportfish biologist Bryan Engelbert. “The activities will protect the species, while also providing people with great areas to fish for these native
fish.” On August 28th, the DWR will treat Reader Creek down to the waterfall barrier. Lower and Upper Potter Lake will be treated September 3rd, Lower Teepee Lake will be treated September 5th, Mystery Lake will be September 9th, and Lily Pad Lake will be September 10th and 11th.