The Imperiled Cutthroat: Tracing The Fate Of Yellowstone's Native Trout by Greg FrenchThe Imperiled Cutthroat: Tracing The Fate Of Yellowstone's Native Trout by Greg French

The Imperiled Cutthroat: Tracing The Fate Of Yellowstone's Native Trout

byGreg French

Hardcover | July 29, 2016

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Yellowstone, the world's first national park and one of America's truly great trout fisheries, has been a crucible for ideas on how to look after wild places. Renowned Australian fishing writer Greg French gives a sparkling firsthand account of how the park's history, landscapes, wildlife, and people have touched anglers worldwide - and why this matters.The Imperiled Cutthroat is a travelogue that covers the story of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout: its discovery, biology, decimation, modern-day allure, and uncertain future. Although set against the dramatic backdrop of Yellowstone, comparisons to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe are inevitable. It is a cautionary tale too, ending up in Mongolia, which is as pristine as Montana once was.The Yellowstone fishery is at a crossroads, and debate about what to do is dangerously narrow. Anglers everywhere need to be constantly reminded that hatcheries are far from a panacea for ailing fisheries: fostering conservation of the natural environmental delivers far better outcomes at a fraction of the cost.The power of Greg's stories comes not just from the quality of the writing but also from the quirks and passions of the people he meets. Greg's compelling storytelling enthralls anglers and naturalists the world over.
Greg French is one of Australia's best-known fishing authors. He spends most of his time in Australia and New Zealand, but he has fished extensively in South America, North America, the British Isles, Iceland, Eastern Europe, and Mongolia. French has spent most of his life in nature-based employment: first as a wilderness guide, follo...
Title:The Imperiled Cutthroat: Tracing The Fate Of Yellowstone's Native TroutFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.86 inPublished:July 29, 2016Publisher:Patagonia BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938340574

ISBN - 13:9781938340574

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book A sad account of another diminished fishery.
Date published: 2017-09-19

Editorial Reviews

What is obvious, as French considers this and other Yellowstone dilemmas, is how sincerely the author hopes his outlier perspective might save Yellowstone fisheries from sins he has seen or at least prompt us to test assumptions.Finalist, 2016 Foreword Indies Awards, Ecology & Environment Finalist, 2016 Foreword Indies Awards, Sports[French] likes a good yarn, and his Yellowstone adventure is full of colourful details. There are close encounters with grizzly bears, lightning strikes and oddball Americans, as well as page after page devoted to hymning one of the world'apos;s most dramatic landscapes. And, of course, there'apos;s also a load of information about the cutthroat, its biology and connection to Yellowstone, as well as handy descriptions of fishing conditions at sites all across the park and surrounding areas. French is never more engaging than when his eyes are on the water and the fish are rising. - The Australian Through a combination of humor, and enviable working knowledge of local and natural history, along with powers of observation honed in a lifetime of trout fishing, French conducts a casual but keen investigation into the sordid history of trout in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem."Fly Fishman Magazine"In this beautifully written memoir, Greg French fulfills an angler's dream and realizes his role in the protection of the fish he loves." - Craig Mathews, cofounder of 1% for the Planet and owner or Blue Ribbon FliesAustralian writer and legendary fisherman Greg French lays it all out for us in his new bookThe Imperiled Cutthroat (Patagonia, $25), where he spins an enchanting narrative of a trip to the U.S. and his first exploration of Yellowstone. Led by his captivation with cutthroat, his tale takes the reader on a beautiful trip chasing trout (and running into bears) in some of the last wild waters of Tasmania, Mongolia, and Montana. His writing seems effortless and balanced, often philosophical, with just enough humor to offset heavier themes of conservation and history. -Outside Bozeman Magazine"... an interesting read for anyone who is interested in conservational work and the protection of our beloved trout." A work of real substance, this is a deep and thoughtful multi-day read."