Sekokini Springs Hatchery
Sekokini Springs Hatchery was a private rainbow trout hatchery built in the 1950s on Forest Service land. It operated under a Special Use Permit (SUP) until the mid 1990s. At that time, FWP bought the 2400 ft² building and the SUP in 1998, with the Forest Service retaining ownership of the land. The hatchery building was renovated in stages over the ensuing years to provide office, laboratory, and kitchen space, and increase trout rearing space to 2800 ft². The property includes rearing ponds located below the hatchery building and springs which supply gravity fed water for operation. Currently, Sekokini Springs Hatchery furnishes purebred Westslope Cutthroat trout for planting high mountain lakes in the South Fork Flathead drainage that have been treated to remove hybrid trout populations. It also is used for research, education, and public outreach.