Upper Overwhich Creek Fish Removal Project

Contact(s): Tod McKay

Hamilton, Montana – Starting on August 13th and continuing through August 24th, the Bitterroot National Forest and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks will be implementing a fish removal project on the West Fork Ranger District in the Overwhich Creek drainage upstream of Overwhich Falls.  Overwhich Creek and its tributaries upstream of Overwhich Falls will be treated with the piscicide rotenone to remove non-native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. 

Colter Creek trail #606 and Shields Creek trail #673 will be closed to public use between August 13th and 24th.  Trail closure signs are posted at the following areas:  Jew Mountain trailhead, Warm Springs Ridge trailhead, Warm Springs Creek trailhead, Colter Creek trailhead, Shields Creek trailhead, and along Forest Road 5734 at the top of Lost Trail Pass. 

For more information contact the West Fork Ranger District at (406) 821-3269 or Montana FWP at (406) 542-5500.

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