Conservation Fishery Projects in Yellowstone National Park
Paul Bunker, a member of Rocky Mountain Flycasters TU in Fort Collins, has been “volunteering” with his wife Suzanne to fly fish in Yellowstone National Park since 2006. Both have joined other volunteers from across the country to help support the park’s fisheries office objective of restoring native fish populations to park waters. Among the many projects they have worked on are removing lake trout from Yellowstone Lake, identifying genetics of fish in the headwaters of Trout Creek, and assisting in the tagging of Yellowstone Cutts and Rainbows to determine spawning sites in the Lamar River watershed.
After spending 20 years in the Air Force, he retired in the Denver metro and now makes his home in Loveland. His second 20-year career was spent “working” for Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle as the Supply Chain Manager for the company and Walmart. He retired “again” in 2014 and now enjoys watching his grandson Charlie and can’t wait to take him to Yellowstone to fish and play with the animals.
Come hear Paul speak about Restoring Native Fish Populations in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Wild Game in Evergreen, CO. Social hour begins at 5:30pm to take advantage of the half-price drinks and appetizers. Paul's presentation will start at 7pm.
NOTE the change of venue! Prompted by member demand, we have moved the General Meeting to the Wild Game for a more varied menu and beer/drink selection.