CONSERVING CUTTHROAT TROUT

Home to four unique strains of cutthroat trout, Wyoming is one of the nation’s most significant refuges of native trout diversity. As part of an effort to maintain that diversity, Mr. Ricketts has devoted considerable time and resources to protecting a key trout habitat, the Hoback River, which flows through his Jackson Fork Ranch and which he helped to persuade Congress to designate a wild and scenic river.

The Hoback is a key component of the State of Wyoming’s Cutt-Slam program, a fly-fishing competition organized by the Wyoming Game and Fish department to encourage anglers to learn more about Wyoming’s cutthroat sub-species and develop a greater appreciation for the state’s cutthroat management program. In addition to supporting the Cutt-Slam program, Mr. Rickets has contributed to Trout Unlimited to foster long-term cutthroat conservation through angling and angler engagement.

CONSERVING CUTTHROAT TROUT

Home to four unique strains of cutthroat trout, Wyoming is one of the nation’s most significant refuges of native trout diversity. As part of an effort to maintain that diversity, Mr. Ricketts has devoted considerable time and resources to protecting a key trout habitat, the Hoback River, which flows through his Jackson Fork Ranch and which he helped to persuade Congress to designate a wild and scenic river.

The Hoback is a key component of the State of Wyoming’s Cutt-Slam program, a fly-fishing competition organized by the Wyoming Game and Fish department to encourage anglers to learn more about Wyoming’s cutthroat sub-species and develop a greater appreciation for the state’s cutthroat management program. In addition to supporting the Cutt-Slam program, Mr. Rickets has contributed to Trout Unlimited to foster long-term cutthroat conservation through angling and angler engagement.