Strawberry Reservoir, near Heber, UT
LOCATION: 65 miles east of Salt Lake City, 23 miles east of Heber City in Uinta National Forest
ELEVATION: 7,602 feet
Strawberry is a paradisical reservoir where fish grow faster than bacterial blooms. The water exceeds water quality standards, and its tributary streams are an ideal spawning habitat--60% of the cutthroats in the reservoir result from natural reproduction.
Non-game fish are also in the reservoir and compete with the trout (natural selection in action). Strawberry Reservoir management now favors a Utah native variety, the Bear Lake cutthroat trout, because it competes fiercely against the native non-game species. Healthy balance is the name of the game here.
Learn more at Strawberry Reservoir's official webpage