The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have been on the forefront leading the fight against the potential invasion of quagga and zebra mussels in the Flathead Basin, that includes Flathead Lake. Click on the following three sentences to access the full story.
They know all too well the negative effects of a non-native species in the lake already. In particular the Lake Superior Whitefish and Mackinaw Lake Trout, which through the years have been a part of the diminishing numbers of native cut throat trout and bull trout. And that has resulted in an ongoing battle to lessen the non-native population for the benefit of the native fishery.