Volunteers aid greenback cutthroat’s recovery

By Trigg White Special to the Trail-Gazette

Alpine Anglers, the Estes Park chapter of Trout Unlimited, supports the greenback recovery program by recruiting and coordinating the volunteers that Kennedy needs. Austin Condon is the group’s volunteer coordinator. “We’ve got a core team of about 35 volunteers who delivered more than 1,100 hours of service to the greenback program last year,” reports Condon. Volunteers man dip nets and fishing rods to assist with population surveys and collecting tissue samples. “It’s tough work,” says Condon smiling, “fishing for science in some of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the park.”