Invasive Species a Very Real Threat to Yukon Environment and Economy

What do sweet clover and rainbow trout have in common? Under the right conditions in the wrong places, they’re both invasive species in the Yukon, says Todd Powell, manager of biodiversity for Yukon fish and wildlife with the environment department.

Rainbow trout — highly prized by Yukon anglers — jump right out in that list. Populations of rainbow trout are found in the Kathleen River system and are stocked for recreational fishing in pothole lakes throughout the Yukon, Powell said, but have been showing up in other lake systems to which they are not native.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

“It’s tough to differentiate sometimes between what’s exotic and what’s invasive and rainbow trout are right on the line.”

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