Yellowstone Invader | The Destruction of Non-Native Lake Trout [VIDEO]
By Ambassador Ashley Siana
Yellowstone was established as the world's first national park in 1872. Yellowstone's ecosystems are among the most pristine remaining in the continental United States.
The native Cutthroat Trout of Yellowstone National are being threatened by non-native introduced lake trout that were brought into the park in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These highly predatory fish have drastically reduced the populations of native Cutthroat Trout.
Learn more about this stunning park's ecosystems and its program to reduce the negative impact of this invasive sub-species.
Ambassador Ashley Siana has a M.S. degree in Marine Science from the University of Miami and has been scuba diving for over 15 years. While conducting her thesis research in Dry Tortugas National Park, Ashley used her first Ikelite underwater housing to discover her love for capturing the underwater world through photographs as a way of telling the area’s story. Ashley is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University. Her interest in film is rooted in the fact that films can serve as an application for environmental issues and have the ability to create measurable changes in our world. Read more...