The newly formed Western Native Trout campaign released a scientific report on 11-5-01 showing the importance of road-less areas to imperiled native western trout. Using GIS technology and biological indicators of trout health, the report shows that the remaining healthy populations of native trout are strongly correlated with road-less areas. If these areas are fragmented with road construction as proposed by the Bush administration, extinction of unique trout populations and possibly entire species may result.

Over 2.8 million acres of road-less area were lost in the past two decades alone.

The Western Native Trout Campaign is a coalition of conservation and angling groups dedicated to studying, protecting and enjoying the West's native trout. The report was produced by Biodiversity Associates, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Pacific Rivers Council.

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