By Jim Mann
Two conservation groups have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to provide endangered species protection to a small population of burbot
in Idaho’s Kootenai River.
The eel-like fish is a member of the cod family. In Idaho, it is found
only in the Kootenai River near the Canadian border.
Montana-based American Wildlands and the Idaho Conservation League say
the unique population is on the brink of extinction because of unnatural
influences from Libby …