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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 →

Native Species of the Month: Colorado River Pikeminnow

Common Name: Colorado River Pikeminnow Scientific Name: Ptchocheilus lucius Appearance: The Colorado River Pikeminnow, once known as the Colorado River Squawfish, is North America’s largest minnow (family Cyprinidae). Historically, individuals grew up to 6 feet long and weighed more than… 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 →

#TrendingNow – The Gila Trout Mission

The Gila Trout Mission – Salvage of Mount Graham Gila Trout after the Frye Fire Last week, Department biologists with help from the Mora National Fish Hatchery salvaged Gila Trout from two streams on Mount Graham following the 48,000-acre Frye… Continue Reading →

Update on salvaged native fish after the Wallow Fire

A Day in the Field – Update on salvaged native fish after the Wallow Fire In April of this year, Department biologists visited a private landowners stock tank to monitor a refuge population of native fish. Following the 2011 Wallow Fire… Continue Reading →

Native Species of the Month: Bluehead Sucker

Common Name: Bluehead Sucker Scientific Name: Catostomus discobolus discobolus Appearance: Depending on local water conditions, color of skin can vary from entirely silver, to tan or dark brown dorsally, with a white to yellowish white belly; larger fish tend to have… Continue Reading →

Roundtail Chub Survey at Haigler Creek

A Day in the Field – Roundtail Chub Survey at Haigler Creek Happy 4th of July! The Department’s Conservation and Mitigation Program (CAMP) recently surveyed lower Haigler Creek, a tributary to Tonto Creek, to monitor the population of Roundtail Chub. Survey… Continue Reading →

Bluehead Sucker and Little Colorado Spinedace Stocking

A Day in the Field – Native Fish Translocations to Kehl Canyon East Clear Creek below C.C. Cragin Reservoir contains a robust population of Bluehead Sucker (Catostomus discobolus), but a recent invasion by nonnative Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) exposes the… Continue Reading →

Cottonwood Springs Dace Monitoring

In 2016 Game & Fish Biologists stocked two native fish, Longfin and Speckled Dace into a fishless, 1 mile perennial section of Cottonwood Springs on the Prescott National Forest. Speckled Dace were stocked into the upstream portion of the spring… Continue Reading →