Relict Dace Restoration Project
The Relict Dace is the only fish species native to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge where its population has been dramatically reduced. Today, Relict Dace only remain in a few isolated Refuge springs. The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to conserve, manage, and restore fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats, therefore, a project to protect and expand Relict Dace populations has been developed. The Relict Dace Restoration Project is a multi-phase project that involves state, federal, private, and academic partners. Together, this partnership has worked to locate and inventory remaining dace populations and identify/restore habitat that can be used for future translocations in an effort to bolster populations of this small fish.
Page Photo Credits Relict Dace by Jeff Petersen, Newly constructed Relict Dace pond courtesy of Otis Bay
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2013