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Archer, D. L., L. R. Kaeding, B. D. Burdick, and C. W. McAda. 1985. A study of the endangered fishes of the upper Colorado River . Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado . 134 pp.

Burdick, B. D. 1992. A plan to evaluate stocking to augment or restore razorback sucker in the upper Colorado River . Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 1995. Ichthyofaunal Studies of the Gunnison River, Colorado, 1992-1994. Final Report to the Recovery Implementation Program for the Endangered Fishes of the Upper Colorado River Basin . U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Denver , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 1997. Minimum flow recommendations for passage of Colorado squawfish and razorback sucker in the 2.3-mile reach of the lower Gunnison River : Redlands Diversion Dam to Colorado River confluence. Final Report to Recovery Implementation Program. Colorado River Fishery Project , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 1999. Evaluation of fish passage at the Grand Valley Irrigation Company Diversion Dam on the Colorado River near Palisade, Colorado. Final Report to Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 2000. Overview of telemetry equipment and techniques used with native fishes in the upper Colorado River basin . Pages 173–185 in J. H. Eiler, D. J. Alcorn, and M. R. Neuman (editors). Biotelemetry 15: Proceedings of the 15 th International Symposium on Biotelemetry, Juneau , Alaska . International Society on Biotelemetry, Wageningen, The Netherlands . (Download pdf)

Burdick, B. D. 2001. Five-year evaluation of fish passage at the Redlands Diversion Dam on the Gunnison River near Grand Junction , Colorado : 1996–2000. Final Report to Recovery Implementation Program, Project Cap-4b. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 2002. Evaluating the use of sloped gravel-pit ponds by endangered and native fishes and removal of nonnative fishes from sloped gravel-pit ponds in the upper Colorado River near Grand Junction , Colorado . Final Report to Recovery Implementation Program, Project C-6-GP. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 2003. Monitoring and evaluating various sizes of domestic-reared razorback sucker stocked int the upper Colorado and Gunnison rivers. Final Report to the Recovery Program for the Endangered Fishes of the Upper Colorado River , Project Number 50. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. 2003. Evaluation of stocking sub-adult Colorado pikeminnow via translocation in the Upper Colorado River between Palisade and Rifle, Colorado . Final Report to the Recovery Program for the Endangered Fishes of the Upper Colorado River , Project Number 105. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D.  2008.  Removal of smallmouth bass and four other centrarchids fishes from the Upper Colorado and lower Gunnison rivers, 2004–2006.  Final Report to the Upper Colorado River Recovery Program, Project Number 126.  U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Burdick, B. D., and R. B. Bonar. 1997. Experimental stocking of adult razorback sucker in the upper Colorado and Gunnison rivers. Final Report to Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D., J. Flair, M. Lloyd, and B. Scheer. 1997. Native and non-native fish use of two gravel-pit ponds connected to the Upper Colorado River at 29-5/8 Road near Grand Junction , Colorado . Final Report to Recovery Implementation Program, Project Number CAP-6-GP. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D., and R. L. Hamman. 1993. A study to evaluate several tagging and marking systems for Colorado squawfish, razorback sucker, and bonytail. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D., and L. R. Kaeding. 1990. Biological merits of fish passage as part of recovery of Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River basin . Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D. and F. K. Pfeifer. 1995. Discussion of the Merits for Fish Passage at Hartland Diversion Dam on the Gunnison River Near Delta, Colorado . Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Burdick, B. D., R. S. Wydoski and C. W. McAda. 1995. Stocking Plan for Razorback Sucker in the Upper Colorado and Gunnison Rivers . Final Report to the Recovery Implementation Program for the Endangered Fishes of the Upper Colorado River Basin . U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver , Colorado .

Crist, L. W., and D. W. Ryden. 2003. Genetics management plan for the endangered fishes of the San Juan River . Final Report to the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake City, Utah and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Francis, T.A., and C.W. McAda. 2011. Population size and structure of humpback chub, Gila cypha and roundtail chub, G. robusta, in Black Rocks, Colorado River, Colorado, 2007–2008. Final Report of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, Denver, Colorado.
http://www.coloradoriverrecovery.org/documents-publications/technical-reports/rsch/BlackRocks.pdf

Irving, D. B., and B. D. Burdick. 1995. Reconnaissance inventory and prioritization of existing and potential bottomlands in the Upper Colorado River Basin . Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Vernal, Utah and Grand Junction , Colorado .

Kaeding, L. R., B. D. Burdick, P. A. Schrader, and C. W. McAda. 1990. Temporal and spatial relations between the spawning of humpback chub and roundtail chub in the upper Colorado River . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 119:135-144. (Download pdf)

Kaeding, L. R., B. D. Burdick, P. A. Schrader, and W. R. Noonan. 1986. Recent capture of a bonytail (Gila elegans) and observations on this nearly extinct cyprinid from the Colorado River . Copeia 1986:1021-1023. (Download pdf)

Kaeding, L. R., and D. B. Osmundson. 1988. Interaction of slow growth and increased early-life mortality: an hypothesis on the decline of Colorado squawfish in the upstream regions of its historic range. Environmental Biology of Fishes 22(4):287-298. (e-mail co-author for pdf: doug_osmundson@fws.gov)

Kaeding, L. R., and D. B. Osmundson. 1989. Biologically defensible flow recommendations for the maintenance and enhancement of Colorado squawfish habitat in the '15-mile' reach of the upper Colorado River during July, August and September. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W. 1983. Colorado squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius (Cyprinidae), with a channel catfish, Ictaluras punctatus (Ictaluridae), lodged in its throat. Southwestern Naturalist 28: 119-120. (Download pdf)

McAda, C. 1989. Evaluation of the Interagency Standardized Monitoring Program. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W. 1989. Summary of the statistical power of the Interagency Standardized Monitoring Program. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W. 1997. Mechanical removal of northern pike from the Gunnison River , 1995 – 1996. Final Report to Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project Number 58. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W. 2003. Flow recommendations to benefit endangered fishes in the Colorado and Gunnison river. Final Report to Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project 54. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W. 2002. Adult Colorado pikeminnow monitoring: summary of results, 1986–2000. Final Report to Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project 22. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W. 2002. Population size and structure of humpback chub in Black Rocks, 1998–2000. Final report to the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, Project 22a3. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W.  2007.  Population Size and Structure of Humpback Chub, Gila cypha, in Black Rocks, Colorado River, Colorado, 2003–2004.  Final Report to the Upper Colorado River Recovery Program, Project Number 22a3.  U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

McAda, C. W., C. R. Berry, Jr., and C. E. Phillips. 1980. Distribution of fishes in the San Rafael River system of the upper Colorado River basin. Southwestern Naturalist 25: 41-50. (Download pdf)

McAda, C. W., and R. S. Wydoski. 1983. Maturity and fecundity of the bluehead sucker, Catostomus discobolus (Catostomidae), in the upper Colorado River basin, 1975-1976. Southwestern Naturalist 28: 120-123. (Download pdf)

McAda, C. W., and R. S. Wydoski. 1985. Growth and reproduction of the flannelmouth sucker, Catostomus latippinis, in the upper Colorado River basin, 1975-1976. Great Basin Naturalist 45: 281-286. (Download pdf)

McAda, C. W., J. W. Bates, J. S. Cranney, T. E. Chart, W. R. Elmblad, and T. P. Nesler. 1994. Interagency Standardized Monitoring Program: Summary of Results, 1986-1992. Final Report to the Recovery Implementation Program for the Endangered Fishes of the Upper Colorado River Basin . U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver , Colorado .

McAda, C. W., and K. Fenton. 1998. Relationship of fish habitat to river flow in the Gunnison River . Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project Number 47. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W., and L. R. Kaeding. 1989. Relations between the habitat use of age-0 Colorado squawfish and that of other sympatric fishes in the upper Colorado River basin . Final report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W., and L. R. Kaeding. 1989. Relations between maximum-annual river discharge and the relative abundance of age-0 Colorado squawfish and other fishes in the upper Colorado River . Final report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W., and L. R. Kaeding. 1991. Physical changes in the Gunnison and Colorado rivers resulting from construction of the Aspinall Unit and related projects, with hypotheses to assess the effects on the endangered fishes. Final report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W., and L. R. Kaeding. 1991. Movements of adult Colorado squawfish during the spawning season in the upper Colorado River . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 120:339-345. (Download pdf)

McAda, C.W., and R.J. Ryel. 1999. Distribution, relative abundance, and environmental correlates for age-0 Colorado pikeminnow and sympatric fishes in the Colorado River . Final Report to Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project 45. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

McAda, C. W., and H. M. Tyus. 1984. Resource overlap of age-0 Colorado squawfish with other fish species in the Green River , Fall, 1980. Proceedings of the Bonneville Chapter, American Fisheries Society.

McAda, C. W., and R. S. Wydoski. 1980. The razorback sucker, Xyrauchen texanus, in the upper Colorado River basin, 1974-76. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Paper 99. (Download pdf)

Modde, T., A. T. Scholz, J. H. Williamson, G.B. Haines, B. D. Burdick, and F. K. Pfeifer. 1995. An augmentation plan for razorback sucker in the upper Colorado River Basin . American Fisheries Society Symposium 15:102-111.

Osmundson, B. C., T. W. May, and D. B. Osmundson. 2000. Selenium concentrations in the Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius): relationship with flows in the upper Colorado River . Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 38:479-485. (e-mail author for pdf: Barb_Osmundson@fws.gov)

Osmundson, D. B. 1987. Growth and survival of Colorado squawfish (Ptychocheilus lucius) stocked in riverside ponds, with reference to largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides) predation. Master's Thesis, Utah State University , Logan .

Osmundson, D. B. 1999. Longitudinal variation in fish community structure and water temperature in the upper Colorado River : implications for Colorado pikeminnow habitat suitability. Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B. 2000. Importance of the ‘15-mile Reach’ to Colorado River populations of endangered Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker. Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B. 2001. Flow regimes for restoration and maintenance of sufficient habitat to recover endangered razorback sucker and Colorado pikeminnow in the upper Colorado river : Interim recommendations for the Palisade-to-Rifle reach. Final report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B. 2002. Population dynamics of the Colorado pikeminnow in the upper Colorado River . Final report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project Number 22a. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B. 2003. Removal of non-native centrarchids from upper Colorado river backwaters, 1999–2000. Final report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program, Project Number 89. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B. 2006. Sexual size dimorphism in Colorado pikeminnow, a long-lived cyrprinid. Journal of Fish Biology 68:1563-1588. (e-mail author for pdf: doug_osmundson@fws.gov)

Osmundson, D.B.  2010.  Thermal regime suitability: assessment of upstream range restoration potential for Colorado pikeminnow, a warmwater endangered fish. River Research and Applications 26: 1-17.

Osmundson, D. B., and K. P. Burnham. 1996. Status of the Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River . Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B., and K. P. Burnham. 1998. Status and trends of the endangered Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 127:959 – 972. (Download pdf)

Osmundson, D. B., and L .R. Kaeding. 1989. Studies of Colorado squawfish and razorback sucker use of the "15-mile reach" of the upper Colorado River as part of conservation measures for the Green Mountain and Ruedi Reservoir water sales. Final report. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B., and L. R. Kaeding. 1989. Colorado squawfish and razorback sucker grow-out pond studies as part of conservation measures for the Green Mountain and Ruedi Reservoir water sales. Final report. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B., and L. R. Kaeding. 1991. Recommendations for flows in the 15-mile reach during October-June for maintenance and enhancement of endangered fish populations in the Upper Colorado River . Final report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D.B., P. Nelson, K. Fenton and D.W. Ryden. 1995. Relationships Between Flow and Rare Fish Habitat in the 15-mile Reach of the Upper Colorado River . Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B., R. J. Ryel, V. L. Lamarra, and J. Pitlick. 2002. Flow-sediment-biota relations: implications for river regulation effects on native fish abundance. Ecological Applications 12(6): 1719-1739. (Download pdf)

Osmundson, D.B., R.J. Ryel, and T.E. Mourning. 1996. Growth and survival of Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River . Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado . 23 pp.

Osmundson, D. B., R. J. Ryel, and T. E. Mourning. 1997. Growth and survival of Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 126:687 – 698. (Download pdf)

Osmundson, D. B., R. J. Ryel, M. E. Tucker, B. D. Burdick, W. R. Elmblad, and T. E. Chart. 1998. Dispersal patterns of subadult and adult Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 127:943-956. (Download pdf)

Osmundson, D. B., and B. Scheer. 1998. Monitoring cobble-gravel embeddedness in the stream bed of the upper Colorado River . Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B., M. Tucker, B. D. Burdick, W. R. Elmblad, and T. E. Chart. 1997. Non-spawning movements of sub-adult and adult Colorado squawfish in the upper Colorado River . Final Report to the Colorado River Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Osmundson, D. B., and G. C. White.  2009.  Population status and trends of Colorado pikeminnow of the upper Colorado River, 1991-2005. Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Osmundson, D. B., and S.C. Seal.  2009.  Successful spawning by stocked razorback sucker in the Gunnison and Colorado rivers, as evidenced by larval fish collections, 2002-2007.  Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Propst, D. L., S. P. Platania, D. W. Ryden, and R. L. Bliesner.  2000.  San Juan River Monitoring Plan and Protocols.  Final report to the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program.  U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ryden, D. W. 1997. Five-year augmentation plan for razorback sucker in the San Juan River . Final report to San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado

Ryden, D. W. 2000. Adult fish community monitoring on the San Juan River, 1991–1997. Final report to San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Ryden, D. W. 2000. Monitoring of experimentally stocked razorback sucker in the San Juan River : March 1994 through October 1997. Final report to San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Ryden, D. W. 2003. An augmentation plan for razorback sucker in the San Juan River : An addendum to the Five-year augmentation plan for razorback sucker in the San Juan River (Ryden 1997). Final Report to the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Ryden, D. W. 2003. An augmentation plan for Colorado pikeminnow in the San Juan River . Final Report to the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado . 63 pp + appendices.

Ryden, D. W. 2003. Long-term monitoring of sub-adult and adult large-bodied fishes in the San Juan River : 1999–2001integration report. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Ryden, D.W.  2005.  An augmentation plan for Colorado pikeminnow in the San Juan River.  Addendum # 1: Stocking age-1 fish to supplement ongoing augmentation efforts.  Final report to the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program.  U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Ryden, D.W.  2005.  An augmentation plan for razorback sucker in the San Juan River.  Addendum # 2: Justification for changing the beginning date of the eight-year stocking period.  Final report to the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program.  U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Ryden, D. W. and L. A. Ahlm. 1996. Observations on the Distribution and Movements of Colorado squawfish Ptychocheilus lucius, in the San Juan River, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Southwestern Naturalist 41(2):161–168. (Download pdf)

Ryden, D. W. and F. K. Pfeifer. 1994. An experimental stocking plan for razorback sucker in the San Juan River . Final Report to San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Ryden, D. W., and J. R. Smith. 2002. Colorado pikeminnow with a channel catfish lodged in it throat in the San Juan River , Utah . The Southwestern Naturalist. 47(1):92–94. (Download pdf)

Thompson, J. M. 1989. The role of size, condition, and lipid content in the overwinter survival of age-0 Colorado squawfish. Master's thesis, Colorado State University , Fort Collins .

Thompson, J. M., E. P. Bergersen, C. A. Carlson, and L. R. Kaeding. 1991. Role of size, condition, and lipid content in the overwinter survival of age-0 Colorado squawfish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 120:346-353. (Download pdf)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1986. Redlands Dam fishway feasibility study. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1987. Interagency Standardized Monitoring Program Handbook. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1990. A study to determine the biological feasibility of PIT tags for endangered fishes in the upper Colorado River basin . Final Report. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Junction , Colorado .

Valdez , R., P. Mangan, M. McInerny, and R. P. Smith. 1982. Tributary report: Fishery investigations of the Gunnison and Dolores rivers. Pages 321 to 362 in W. H. Miller et al., editors. Colorado River Fishery Project Final Report; Part Two, Field Studies. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation. Salt Lake City , Utah .

Valdez , R., P. Mangan, R. Smith, and B. Nilson. 1982. Upper Colorado River Investigation (Rifle, Colorado to Lake Powell , Utah ). Pages 101-279 in W. H. Miller et al., editors. Colorado River Fishery Project Final Report; Part Two, Field Studies. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation. Salt Lake City , Utah .


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