Park working on fish management

Mount Rainier National Park has begun a process for managing native and non-native fish in the park. Officials are preparing a Fisheries Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) to guide the process. Public comments will be accepted until June 6. Superintendent Randy King said preliminary alternatives have been developed to identify different ways that the park can meet its obligations to protect native fish, including rare and listed species and critical habitat, while providing for recreational fishing opportunities. The alternatives are described in a public newsletter online at Public involvement for the proposed plan will include the publication of the draft Environmental Assessment/Fisheries Management Plan. The plan is being developed in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Native American tribal partners and the National Park Service. More information and the posting of public comments is available at or by calling the park at 360-569-6752.


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