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KCNP Radio interview of Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery Staff

February 12, 2014
Brian Fillmore and Ralph Simmons were interviewed by Brian Brashier of KCNP Radio, a Chickasaw Community radio station. Topics cover some of the history of the hatchery and species rasied at the hatchery.

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The O’Haco Ranch, a Place for Family, Livestock and Birds

June 23, 2014
When asked why he makes conservation an integral part of his cattle operation, third generation rancher James O’Haco restates the simple mantra he said his grandfather lived by: “We just want to leave the land a little better for our children.”

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USFWS Joins Steve Harvey to Teach Urban Youth about Fishing, Natural Resources

June 20, 2014
For the third year the USFWS has helped support a youth mentoring event held at the private residence of Steve Harvey.

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Out On The Land - Paddlefish Returned to Caddo Lake

March 25, 2014
Out on the Land is a weekly television series which highlights conservation stewardship from landowners, farmers, ranchers, as well as others. This story was covered in Season 3 Episode 39.

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Students pledge allegiance to ‘Outdoor Nation’ fishing

March 23, 2014
In the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, by Kimberly Adams.

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Ebb and Flow: Paddlefish re-introduced to Caddo Lake

March 6, 2014
In the Marshall News Messenger, by Glenn Evans.

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Texas lake welcomes back paddlefish gone for years

March 5, 2014
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press.

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18-Wheeler rolls into river

February 16, 2014
In the San Marcos Daily Record, by Anita Miller.

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Tishomingo facility nurtures endangered species

February 10, 2014
In the Chickasaw Times, by KC Cole.

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2013 Partners in Conservation Awards

January 16, 2014
Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program- Balancing the Needs of Wildlife, Water, and People is one of four Conservation Partnerships to recieve a Conservation Award from Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

 

San Marcos Aquatic Center getting millions to study salamanders and other creatures

December 20, 2013
In the Austin American-Statesman, by Esther Robards-Forbes

In a group of nondescript white buildings in the shadow of Interstate 35, in an open field south of San Marcos, sits a Noah’s ark of sorts.

 

Center that helps save threatened species gets a boost itself

December 4, 2013
In the San Antonio Express-News, by Drew Joseph

Also posted on December 9, 2013 as Aquatic center to get new funding source
On Star-Telegram

 

The long journey of the Gila trout

October 28, 2013
Destructive New Mexico fires may have a silver lining for a threatened fish.

On High Country News, by Katie Mast

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Fish hatchery gets by with one staffer

October 10, 2013
Shutdown endangering lives of 75K Inks Lake fish.

On kxan.com, by Ignacio Garcia

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Partnership Recovers Endangered Fish and Allows for Water Development

August 16, 2013
Endangered Species Program Success Story on the San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program, by Sharon Whitmore.

 

Endangered fish salvaged along drying Rio Grande

July 9, 2013
"No fish!" --- The words are shouted over and over again as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Tristan Austring and Angela James drag their net through the isolated pools of brown water that are left where the Rio Grande once flowed.

On beaumontenterprise.com, by Susan Montoya Bryan, AP writer

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Lower temps, moisture aids firefighters

July 1, 2013
The Silver Fire activity was moderate in the Black Range on Sunday. Precipitation was primarily on the northern aspect of the fire, and lightly on the south.

In The Deming Headlight.

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Silver Fire now 50 percent contained -firefighters put even more emphasis on safety after tragedy in Arizona

July 1, 2013
Firefighters continue to battle steep, rugged terrain and sometimes fierce weather conditions as they fight the Silver Fire, which has now covered an estimated 133,625 acres.

In the El Defensor Chieftan, by Susann Mikkelson.

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Celebrate Kids Fishing Month

June 27, 2013
Broken Arrow holds Fishing Derby.

In the Broken Arrow Ledger, by Sarah McCallion, Staff Writer.

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Scientists protect endangered species to protect Edwards Aquifer

June 26, 2013
Work with the Edwards Aquifer endangered species at the San Marcos Aquatic Resource Center (National Fish Hatchery & Technlogy Center) featured on the San Antonio KSAT TV 10 p.m. news.

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Conservation Plan Keeps Edwards Aquifer Full of Life

April 15, 2013
Endangered Species Program Success Story on the Edwards Aquifer, by Kevin Connally.

 

'Halfway house' for finned fire refugees

February 26, 2013
Angela James’ fish tanks don’t look much like Whiskey Creek. But for 68 imperiled Gila trout, the tanks in a northeast Albuquerque warehouse will have to do for now.

In the Albuquerque Journal, by John Fleck, Journal Staff Writer.

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Gila trout stocked at Lake Roberts

February 3, 2013
Anglers who visit Lake Roberts in southwestern New Mexico will have a rare chance to catch a large Gila trout after the Department of Game and Fish stocks 150 of the formerly endangered species into the lake.

In The Deming Headlight.

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Balancing People, Ecosystem

December 23, 2012
Widespread drying of the Rio Grande this year led to record low wild populations of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow, and officials are bracing for another bad year in 2013.

In the Albuquerque Journal, by John Fleck, Journal Staff Writer.

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Ancient Residents of the Grand Canyon Find Their Way Home

November 2012
The waters of the Grand Canyon recently welcomed back a group of old friends—the bizarre, but striking, humpback chub (Gila cypha).

An Endangered Species Program Success Story, by Meagan Racy.

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Evacuated Gila Trout Trek Home After Wildfire

November 3, 2012
After a few miles of sloshing around in metal containers on the backs of mules, the first batch of Gila trout has been safely returned to wilderness streams in southwestern New Mexico.

An Associated Press story in the Albuquerque Journal, by Susan Montoya Bryan.

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Rio Grande could join 'ghost rivers' of the Southwest

October 30, 2012
The Rio Grande ran low and dry this year. That was bad news for fish and for farmers. And it’s unlikely that relief is in sight: Reservoirs are low and climate change is here.

Part two of a two part story on the Rio Grande on KUNM radio, by Laura Paskus.

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Rare fish not faring well in the Rio Grande

October 29, 2012
At the end of October, the Rio Grande in Los Lunas is crunchy.

Part one of a two part story on the Rio Grande on KUNM radio, by Laura Paskus.

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Youth Hiring

Each year the Southwest Fisheries program hires local youth to participate in paid summer programs. View the video from our AZFWCO office below and visit our Education & Outreach page to learn more about this exciting program.

Eddies - Reflections on Fisheries Conservation

Scroll through some of the Eddies articles that feature the Southwest Region Fisheries Program along with other important Fisheries work and educational programs.

To learn more about Eddies, or to subscribe, visit http://www.fws.gov/eddies.

Fish hatchery a premier birding site

Photo of a painted bunting
USFWS

Inks Dam NFH seeking Important Bird Area Designation.

By:
Gregory Landry

Fall/Winter 2013

FEATURED FACILITY

Photo of Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery staff member holding a paddlefish
USFWS

Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery.

By:
Kerry Graves

Fall/Winter 2013

Seven Divers—One Mission

Photo of Patricia Caccaval, Region 2 Dive Officer
USFWS

Conservation happens underwater.

By:
John Bryan

Fall/Winter 2013

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Photo of a ACE students working on bridge
Angela James/USFWS

Engineering students make waves for imperiled minnow.

By:
Ben Ikenson

Spring 2013

Fish Make You Smarter

Photo of student artwork
Macey Hoggard

Young writers and painters muse over favorite fishes.

By:
Karen Hollingsworth

Spring 2013

American Fishes: Gila trout

Photo of a Gila trout
Craig Springer/USFWS

A fish that swims nowhere else in the world, but in the headwater streams of the Gila River.

By:
Craig Springer

Winter 2012

Veterinary medicine guides alligator snapping turtle conservation

Photo of an alligator snapping turtle
Brian Fillmore/USFWS

Veterinary examination helps determine sex of juveniles.

By:
Brian Fillmore

Summer 2012

Phantom Lake Springs Ciénega wetter and better

Photo Phantom Springs
USFWS

Small Texas wetland that supports rare aquatic animals is recreated.

By:
Kayla Barrett

Summer 2012

America's Great Outdoors and conservation education

Photo of children participating in a Biologist in training program
Sheila Kirk/USFWS

Conservation education programs offered by the Fisheries program.

By:
Denise Wagner

Spring 2011

Conservationists for Tomorrow

Photo of children participating in athe outdoor education program at Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery
USFWS

Improving science literacy through outreach.

By:
Denise Wagner

Spring 2011

The Art of Conservation

Photo of the unveiling of the 2008 art of conservation stamp
Nathaniel Gram

Young Artists of Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art Contest.

By:
Karen R. Hollingsworth

Spring 2011

Mescalero Apache Tribal Fish Hatchery

Photo of YCC members at the hatchery
Chris Kitcheyan/USFWS

YCC crew at hatchery is essential.

By:
Chris Kitcheyan

Spring 2011

Apache Youth, Apache Trout

Photo of Apache youth assisting with fin clipping
Jennifer Johnson/USFWS

Apache Tribe youth making a difference in fisheries conservation.

By:
Jeremy Voeltz

Spring 2011

Living with Drought and Fire

Photo of a Little Colorado spinedace held by a service member
Shaula Hedwall/USFWS

Fire and drought in the Southwest Region.

By:
Mike Oetker
and Nicole Osborn

Fall/Winter 2011

Reading Between the Lines

Photo of service member Bradley Clarkson holding an Apache trout
Craig Springer/USFWS

Historic memo proves prophetic.

By:
Craig Springer

Fall/Winter 2011

Giant Salvinia

Photo of giant salvinia covering east Texas bayou
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Invasive plant creates giant headache in the South.

By:
Bob Pitman

Summer/Fall 2010

Conservation in a Quagga-mire

Photo of giant salvinia covering east Texas bayou
David Britton/USFWS

Dealing with zebra and quagga mussel invasions.

By:
David Britton, Ph.D.

Summer/Fall 2010

Rare trout on a "sky island"

Photo of a Gila trout
Jennifer Johnson/USFWS

After a long absence, Gila trout now swim in Frye Creek.

By:
Jeremy Voeltz

Spring 2010

Scientific study reveals utility of modern fish tagging technique

Photo of endangered fountain darter
Gregg Eckhardt/Edwardsaquifer.net

A liquid plastic tag is useful for marking the endangered fountain darter; a scientific study shows.

By:
Craig Springer

Spring 2010

Featured Facility

Photo of Molecular Ecology Lab manager preparing a genetic test
USFWS

Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center

By:
Connie Keeler-Foster, Ph.D.

Spring 2010

Backyard Ponds Grow Razorback Sucker

Photo of a private pond where razorback sucker is grown
Rick Smaniotto/USFWS

Private-public partnerships advance endangered fish conservation

By:
Rick Smaniotto

Spring 2010

More Than Just a Plant

Photo of tubers floating by emergent Texas wild rice in the San Marcos River
Patricia D. Grant/USFWS

Texas wild rice teems with life

By:
Patricia D. Grant

Spring 2010

A Little Fish in Big Bend

Photo of a silvery minnow laden with eggs
Jason Remshardt/USFWS

Rio Grande silvery minnow showing signs of reproduction in Texas

By:
Aimee Roberson

Spring 2010

El Coronado Ranch

Photo of an endangered Yaqui chub
Bill Radke/USFWS

Collaborative conservation on private lands

By:
Jeremy Voeltz

Spring 2010

Connecting kids with nature one "BiT" at a time

Photo of BIT participant with crane fly larva
Amanda Patrick/USFWS

Biologist-in-Training educational program to connect youth with nature.

By:
Amanda Patrick

Summer 2008

Bear Wallow Creek, Arizona

Photo of a barrier on Bear Wallow Creek
Dewey Wesely/USFWS

Restoration of Apache trout habitat in Arizona.

By:
Jeremy Voeltz

Summer 2008

Fifteen Years in the Grand Canyon

Photo of a humpback chub
George Andrejko/AGFD

Humpback chub in the Little Colorado River.

By:
Dennis Stone

Summer 2008

Where There's A Weir, There's A Way Around It

Photo of service biologist observing Okaloosa darters
U.S. Air Force/Jerron Barnett

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fish Passage program connects fish to habitat.

By:
Craig Springer

Summer 2008

Program Contact

Stewart Jacks
Assistant Regional Director - Fisheries
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southwest Region
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone (505) 248-6620
Fax (505) 248-6854

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Last updated: July 18, 2014