Grand Junction Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works with other federal agencies, states, and tribes to restore native fish populations in the upper Colorado River basin on the Colorado, Gunnison, San Juan and Yampa rivers in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, as well as in Lake Powell in Utah. Ouray National Fish Hatchery is an endangered fish propagation center and currently produces over 20,000 endangered Bonytail and Razorback Sucker annually.
What We Do
The Grand Junction Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office mission is to identify and implement methods to recover the endangered Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius), humpback chub (Gila cypha), bonytail (Gila elegans), and razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus). We conducts research on the life history of these endangered Colorado River fish and the habitat that supports them.
Projects and Research
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