Stocking Gila Trout into the West Fork Oak Creek

A Day in the Field – Stocking Gila Trout into the West Fork Oak Creek With the help of Coconino National Forest personnel and 26 volunteers from Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and the Federation of Fly Fishers, the… Continue Reading →

Featured Story – How Do We Monitor Apache Trout Recovery Streams?

The Apache Trout (Oncorhynchus apache) is native to streams in the Black, White, and Little Colorado rivers in Arizona and is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.  Populations have fluctuated over time, with declines caused by many… Continue Reading →

Native Fish Surveys in Hot Springs Canyon

A Day in the Field – Native Fish Surveys in Hot Springs Canyon In September 2017, staff from the Department, Bureau of Reclamation, and The Nature Conservancy conducted a native fish survey at Hot Springs Canyon in the San Pedro River… Continue Reading →

Gila Trout on the Landscape at Dude Creek

A Day in the Field – Gila Trout on the Landscape at Dude Creek On October 10, 2017, Department staff, along with personnel from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mora National Fish Hatchery, Tonto National Forest, and Trout Unlimited, stocked… Continue Reading →

#TrendingNow – Native Gila Trout in Arizona’s Hatcheries

Sterling Springs Hatchery recently added a new species to their production – native Gila Trout. Sixty-five thousand Gila Trout eggs arrived at the hatchery in spring 2017 from Mora National Fish Hatchery in New Mexico.  Staff at Sterling Springs have carefully been… Continue Reading →

Gila Trout Survey in Grapevine Creek

A Day in the Field – Gila Trout Survey in Grapevine Creek A recent survey was conducted in Grapevine Creek, on the Prescott National Forest, to evaluate the habitat condition and status of the Gila Trout population following the Goodwin… Continue Reading →

Native Species of the Month: Beautiful Shiner

Common Name:  Beautiful Shiner; Yaqui Shiner Scientific Name: Cyprinella formosa Appearance: Length up to 3.5 in. Body compressed, its depth about same as length of head. Snout relatively pointed. Mouth oblique. Lateral line slightly decurved. Nonbreeding coloration similar to that… Continue Reading →

Native Fish Sampling in the Upper Blue River

Waders in the Water – Native Fish Sampling in the Upper Blue River During September 2017, the upper Blue River was monitored for Roundtail Chub. Chub from the Eagle Creek lineage were originally stocked into the upper Blue River in 2016, and… Continue Reading →

Status of Gila Trout Recovery Streams on Mt. Graham

Waders in the Water – Status of Gila Trout Recovery Streams on Mt. Graham Department staff recently surveyed Ash and Frye creeks on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleño Mountains that were impacted by the Frye Fire. Both creeks are Gila Trout… Continue Reading →