Nevada Fisheries Resource Office
The Nevada Fisheries Resource Office (NFRO), located in Reno, Nevada serves as the center of administration for Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex operations. In addition to providing oversight for the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery and Marble Bluff Fish Passage Facility, the NFRO manages, coordinates and implements other programs and activities related to the recovery of the endangered cui-ui and the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout. The NFRO fisheries program manager, administrator, and biologists work with other agencies, organizations, tribes and individuals to accomplish the following:
- Fish community monitoring, including: Abundance and distribution of native and non-native fish.
- Assessing ecosystem health, including: riverine and riparian habitat assessments, and temperature monitoring.
- Manage and coordinate projects under the Desert Terminal Lakes Program, including river and watershed restoration in the Walker and Truckee/Pyramid basins that emphasize connectivity, river function, and natural stream flow patterns. These programs support the reestablishment of a recreational fishery for the native LCT and promote self-sustaining populations of both LCT and cui-ui.
- Lead efforts to coordinate the National Fish Habitat Action Plan and the Western Native Trout Initiative for Region 8 (CA/NV). These initiatives are national and regional partnership efforts focused on native fish conservation and enhancement of recreational fishing.
- Identify and coordinate research projects, and facilitate working groups such as the Walker , Truckee , and Tahoe Basin Recovery Implementation Teams.
- Manage instream flows on the Truckee River to support fish spawning runs as well as riparian restoration.
- Operate and maintain Marble Bluff Fish Passage Facility.
- Establish and coordinate hatchery production goals for the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery.
January 14, 2013