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Non-native fish have been removed from Mill Creek in Salt Lake County and replaced by native fish such as Bonneville cutthroat, mountain suckers and long nosed dace.

Brian Anderson, vice chair of conservation for the Utah Council of Trout Unlimited, reported that the removal of a small dam and subsequent restoration of the creek channel through the dam site ended a four-year project.

Volunteers from Trout Unlimited recently released nearly 9,000 Bonneville cutthroat trout — the Utah State fish — into the urban canyon creek.

Anderson said that was the third and final stocking of the cutthroats.

Trout Unlimited worked with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, PaciCorp, private landowners and the Boy Scouts of America on the project.

Anderson reported that anglers have been catching the cutthroats that were planted earlier.

— Tom Wharton