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Waders in the Water

Native Fish Assemblage Increases in East Ash Creek

Waders in the Water – Native Fish Assemblage Increases in East Ash Creek In 2012, East Ash Creek in the Bill Williams River watershed was dominated by nonnative Green Sunfish and contained only small numbers of native Speckled Dace. The Department implemented… Continue Reading →

Native Fish Sampling at Aravaipa Creek

Waders in the Water – Native Fish Sampling at Aravaipa Creek In November 2017, as the field season is winding down and the weather turns brisk, staff from the Department and The Nature Conservancy sampled for native fish in Aravaipa… 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 →

Summer Internships Come to a Close

Waders in the Water – Summer Internships Come to a Close As our internship season comes to a close at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, we would like to recognize our Native Aquatic Program interns for their outstanding performance… Continue Reading →

Waders in the Water- Assessing Post-Stocking Survival of Roundtail Chub in the Upper Verde River

Programs to recover rare or endangered native fishes commonly rely on hatcheries for supplemental stocking into areas with depleted populations. Roundtail Chub is one such fish that has experienced a decline in number and distribution in Arizona. As part of… Continue Reading →

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