It has come to our attention that the Forest Service, in cooperation with the Division of Wildlife Resources, has plans to begin a Mill Creek restoration project. Between 2013 and 2017, the project will involve vegetation plantings, barrier removal in the stream and plans to improve public access and safety.
As part of this project, rotenone will be used in the stream to poison all non-native fish in order to replace them with native cutthroat trout. Rotenone will be put into segments of the stream and when the non-native fish have been removed, a reversal process will take place.
We know all of you are very concerned with the well-being of your dog and that you would like to know the process and how it may affect your enjoyment of the canyon. An open house has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27th, between 6:30 and 8:30 PM, in the Skyline High School cafeteria.
One open house has already taken place and we apologize that we did not let you know about it, we just found out about the project although the Forest Service apparently has been working on the plans for over a year.
Please plan to attend to learn about the project and have your questions answered. We would suggest that you request that there be widely publicized notification when the water treatments are taking place to allow us to avoid those areas with our children and dogs while the rotenone is being used.
You can find more information on the project at http://fs.usda.gov.MillcreekCutthroat or http://wildlife,utah,gov.millcreek .
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