Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Utah
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Utah Project

Pelican Predation Potential on the Fish Community of Strawberry Reservoir

July 2013 - June 2014


Participating Agencies

  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

This research will quantify the actual impacts of pelican feeding on fishes and specifically on the spawning cutthroat trout population in Strawberry Reservoir, a highly valuable Utah fishery. If the predation is substantial relative to natural and harvest mortality, the we will make management recommendations to reduce impact of pelicans on valued fishes.