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Santa Clara Pueblo Rio Grande Cutthroat Restoration (10:25)

Host: Sarah Leon with Chris Kitcheyan, Josheph Chavarria, and Gilbert Gutierrez

Rio Grande cutthroat
Rio Grande cuttroat trout
Photo credit: Santa Clara Pueblo


For over a decade Santa Clara Pueblo has worked to restore the Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis) to the headwaters of Santa Clara Creek in northern New Mexico. While the pueblo has faced a number of obstacles over the years that have threatened to scuttle this work, it has continued to move forward with efforts to conserve this rare fish so that it can endure into the future.

Last updated: July 15, 2013