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Recovery Plan for Colorado Pikeminnow Published

Recovery Plan for Colorado Pikeminnow Published

Photo: Taylor Horn releases a Colorado pikeminnow captured in the Redlands Diversion fish ladder. The fish was released back into the Gunnison River roughly 40 miles upriver of the dam at Escalante Canyon. Photo by Dana Shellhorn, USFWS DENVER — Today, the U.S. Fish...

Field Notes: Young Bonytail Found in Lake Powell

Field Notes: Young Bonytail Found in Lake Powell

In March, this young bonytail was captured in Lake Powell. Catching a bonytail is always a rare event, but this time it's even more interesting because this little one is only about 5 months old and was stocked in the lake as a very small young-of-year about 2-3...

Colorado Pikeminnow Recovery Plan available for public comment

After many months of effort, the draft Colorado Pikeminnow Recovery Plan is ready for review on the Fish and Wildlife Website. The plan will be open for a 60-day public comment period. Recovery Plans are non-regulatory documents that act as a guidebook towards a...

Students release razorback suckers into Colorado River

NBC11 Grand Junction, Colorado Palisade , Colorado (KKCO) - Students from Palisade High School’s Fish Hatchery Program released 250 razorback sucker fish into the Colorado River at Riverbend Park, which they’ve raised since last fall. Razorback suckers were once on...

Learning to Love the River

Editorial - Grand Junction Sentinel May 11, 2022 Last Wednesday, students from Palisade High School released about 250 razorback suckers into the Colorado River to bolster that population of endangered fish. It was made possible through a unique program the entire...

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Native fish boomed around Moab this year, data suggest

Native fish boomed around Moab this year, data suggest

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologist Sam Brockdorff holds a native razorback sucker before tagging and releasing it into the Colorado River. Photo by Katie Creighton/DWR Native fish boomed around Moab this year, data suggest High water likely helped razorback...