Bozeman Fish Technology Center
Mountain-Prairie Region

Research Programs: Sensitive Aquatic Species Conservation (Photos clockwise from left) Adult shovelnose sturgeon, Spawning a  westslope cutthroat trout, Taking blood from sturgeon, Sturgeon fry

 

Sensitive Aquatic Species Conservation

The Research Program in Sensitive Aquatic Species Conservation focuses on restoration efforts for sensitive, threatened, and endangered species.  Currently, the Bozeman Fish Technology Center imports wild fish into the facility and/or maintains captive populations of woundfin, pallid sturgeon, shovelnose sturgeon, and westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and their hybrids for research related to local adaptation, fitness consequences of hybridization, and development and optimization of spawning techniques and culture techniques that may be employed to produce a hatchery fish that looks and acts similar to a wild fish.

 

Lead Researcher: Dr. Molly Webb

 

Current Projects