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A Day in the Field

Roundtail Chub Range Expands in Boulder Creek

A Day in the Field — Roundtail Chub Range Expands in Boulder Creek In 2013, upper Boulder Creek, a tributary to Burro Creek in the Bill Williams River watershed, was dominated by nonnative Fathead Minnows and crayfish, with no native… Continue Reading →

Annual Sampling of the Middle Santa Cruz River

A Day in the Field – Annual Sampling of the Middle Santa Cruz River On the November 7th, partners in southern Arizona combined efforts just north of Nogales, Arizona, to complete the first of two legs of the annual monitoring… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

McGee Wash Sunfish Removal Project

A Day in the Field – McGee Wash Sunfish Removal Project Department staff surveyed McGee Wash (a tributary to Trout Creek) for the first time in September 2016 and found nonnative Green Sunfish abundant, native Desert Suckers common and Roundtail… Continue Reading →

Roundtail Chub Survey at Sycamore Creek

A Day in the Field – Roundtail Chub Survey at Sycamore Creek Sycamore Creek, a tributary to the Agua Fria River, is home to the native Roundtail Chub (Gila robusta). Last week, the Department surveyed a series of pools along Sycamore… Continue Reading →

Habitat Assessments of Blue River Tributaries

 A Day in the Field – Habitat Assessments of Blue River Tributaries In mid-July, Department biologists completed habitat assessments of two tributaries in the upper Blue River drainage, Raspberry and Foote creeks.  These assessments were conducted to evaluate the suitability of… Continue Reading →

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