Colorado Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
Mountain-Prairie Region

 

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Restoring and maintaining wildlife diversity for threatened and endangered species are a primary focus for the Colorado Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. Direct engagement in activities such as prescribed burns, dam removals, and implementing fish surveys all contribute to the recovery and conservation efforts within the Fish and Wildlife Service. Currently, the majority of the work has been geared towards preventing habitat loss for cutthroat trout and the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Conservation activities for these species consist of:

 

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 • Completing data/information requests on fishing and damage of greenback cutthroat trout related to fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Lily Lake.

 

• Installing an oxygen system in Lily Lake to maintain the greenback cutthroat trout population.

 

• Prevent erosion and sedimentation of Preble’s Jumping Mouse habitat which was a direct result of construction activities around bridge piers.             

 

• Remove woody debris caused by the Waldo Canyon Fire from Preble’s Jumping Mouse habitat.

 

Last updated: January 23, 2014

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