New Strategic Plan Targets Current, Future Challenges to Fish and Aquatic Resources
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a new strategic plan for its Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) Program that will address some of the nation’s greatest aquatic conservation challenges. The plan provides an overarching strategic vision that will guide the program’s annual operations for fiscal years 2016-2020.
Issues addressed in the document include habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation; overharvest; competition for water; introduction and establishment of invasive species; and climate change. Collectively, these ecological threats continue to pose significant risks to our nation’s aquatic resources.
Fish and Aquatic Conservation work in the Grand Canyon
Arizona Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office along with partners and volunteers make several trips into the Grand Canyon annually where they complete various monitoring activities on the endangered Humpback Chub.
These three videos have been compiled to show the different tasks that they are performing while working in the Grand Canyon.
|Colorado River Humpback Chub Aggreation Monitoring 2015||Humpback Chub Monitoring Little Colorado River 2015||Humpback Chub Translocation in Little River Colorado 2015|
The Frankenmuth Fish Passage Project at the Cass River Dam
Frankenmuth, Michigan's, fish passage project reconnects the fish of the Saginaw Bay to more than 73 miles of historically significant spawning areas. While the focus of the project is on fish passage, the project maximizes opportunities to benefit Frankenmuth’s local economy.
Fish Passage Improvement. Start to Finish in 20 seconds!
In 20 seconds flat you can watch a road-stream crossing go from fish barrier to fish-friendly. This time-lapse video was taken two hours north of Anchorage. Project partners included the Matanuska Susitna Borough, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund. Design by DOWL HKM and construction by Western Construction.