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San Bernardino NWR Introduces Federally-listed Yaqui Topminnow into New Habitat
Southwest Region, July 13, 2009
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Refuge temporary employee Patrick Montoya, moves Yaqui topminnow from Refuge hatchery truck into buckets for their release.  Photo by Chris Lohrengel, 7/09/2009, 99 Bar Ranch, Cochise County, AZ
Refuge temporary employee Patrick Montoya, moves Yaqui topminnow from Refuge hatchery truck into buckets for their release. Photo by Chris Lohrengel, 7/09/2009, 99 Bar Ranch, Cochise County, AZ - Photo Credit: n/a

Recently the US Fish and Wildlife Service along with the Arizona Game and Fish Department completed a Safe Harbor Agreement with several ranches near the San Bernardino and Leslie Canyon NWRs.  This agreement allows either agency to place native federally listed fish species into waters on the ranches, while allowing the ranch to operate as normal with no restrictions to its operations.  Partnerships such as this are critical to the recovery of these fish species.  Most recently the refuge has moved close to 3000 Yaqui topminnow to two ranches that are upstream from Leslie Canyon NWR.  The fish were captured from one of the impoundments on San Bernardino NWR.  Yaqui chub will be the next species that the refuge looks to introduce to these ranches.


Contact Info: Christopher Lohrengel, 520-364-2104 x.106, chris_lohrengel@fws.gov



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