LONGMONT, Colo. — Boulder County Parks & Open Space along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a public meeting at 6 p.m., March 3, at 5201 St. Vrain Road in Longmont to discuss the proposed removal of fish from Webster Pond.
Webster pond was damaged following the September 2013 flood resulting in a marginal sport fishery with very limited access for anglers. As a result, fishing was prohibited in Webster Pond post flood. The goal of this project is to establish state listed warm and cool water species in the existing wetland pond. Species include the state endangered Northern Redbelly Dace and state threatened Brassy Minnow (see links below for additional information).
In order to properly establish populations of the endangered and threatened species all sportfish will be removed from Webster Pond. Information will be presented on the history of the Webster Pond fish community, the threats existing fish pose to the completion of this conservation project and plans to eliminate remaining fish.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to treat Webster Pond in the spring of 2020 (pending workable weather conditions) with a very low concentration of rotenone. Rotenone, a natural pesticide derived from the roots of certain members of the bean family from South America, is a common tool that fisheries managers use to manage fish populations and assist in the management of endangered species.
— Colorado Parks & Wildlife
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