USF&WS Open House on Saturday, Apr. 24

By Don Quilici

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USF&WS) Lahontan National Fish Hatchery will hold its annual open house on April 24, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery is located five miles south of Gardnerville, just off U.S. 395.

The general public is invited to visit and tour the facility on that date.

Local area Boy Scouts will provide tours of the facility.

Visitors will be able to follow the life history of the Lahontan cutthroat trout from an egg to its release in local waters.

They will also learn how the hatchery conserves water by re-cycling it through a biological filter system that uses ultra-violet light to control fish pathogens.

Visitors will be able to view four-year old Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout broodstock which average 5 pounds.

For information, call John Bigelow, Hatchery Supervisor, at 265-2425.


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