Photo Credit:Rick Swart / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
February 18, 2015
The small but significant Oregon chub has become the first fish ever to be removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Animals due to recovery. The chub, listed as endangered in 1993 and reclassified as threatened in 2010, is a minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin in floodplain habitats with little or no water flow. Threats to the chub have been reduced through restoration and acquisition of habitat, promotion of natural river flows, and the reintroduction of the fish into historical habitat.