The Grand Junction Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works with the Ouray National Fish Hatchery-Grand Valley Unit to recover four endangered fish species of the upper Colorado River basin: Razorback Sucker, Colorado Pikeminnow, Humpback Chub, and Bonytail.

About Us

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.

Our Organization

Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
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We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...
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The National Fish Hatchery System works to support healthy, self-sustaining populations of fish and other aquatic species across the country. Every year we raise and stock over 100 million fish to support the recovery and restoration of imperiled species, recreational fishing, and Tribal...

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