Yesterday was a fantastic day for threatened and endangered species conservation!! We conducted the first translocation of captive bred narrow-headed gartersnakes to a wild creek in beautiful central Arizona. This is the first time that the species has been released in the wild from a captive breeding program, and is a giant step in the recovery of the species as a whole. We have worked incredibly hard with our partners from the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, to get these animals back on the landscape. Much thanks to everyone involved!