Outdoors: Kalispel Tribe seeks to address invasive species

"Even though ice still lingers in a few sloughs, Pend Oreille River northern pike are feeling the heat.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kalispell Tribe announced their plan in December to drastically reduce the number of non-native pike from the Newport area downstream 55 miles to Box Canyon Dam.

The plan has been launched.

Starting last week, gillnets are being soaked to snag pike primarily in the southern half of Box Canyon Reservoir from Newport to Riverbend."

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Rich Landers: Officials work to reduce Pend Oreille River pike (The Spokesman Review 3/29)

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