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Diversity And Distribution Of Cutthroat Trout In Colorado Clarified By New Study
2012-09-24 15:28:22

A novel genetic study led by the University of Colorado Boulder has helped to clarify the native diversity and distribution of cutthroat trout in Colorado, including the past and present haunts of the federally endangered greenback cutthroat trout. The study, led by CU-Boulder postdoctoral researcher Jessica Metcalf, was based largely on DNA samples taken from cutthroat trout specimens preserved in ethanol in several U.S. museums around the country that were collected from around the state...

2008-08-26 21:00:20

By KARL MOFFATT; FOR By Karl Moffatt For The New Mexican The Rio Grande Cutthroat Restoration Project's goal is to reduce threats to the state trout's survival and improve its ability to prosper, says Kirk Patten, state fisheries biologist. Success of the department's long-range plan would also nullify the need for the trout's protection under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Such protection could result in land-use and sport- fishing restrictions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Karl F. Moffatt For The New Mexican State Department of Game and Fish staff are headed back into the Valle Vidal and Vermejo Park this summer for another shot at sterilizing streams to be restocked later with native Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Crews in August will be re-treating about 20 miles of Comanche Creek and its tributaries north of the newly installed fish barrier on Forest Road 1950 near the confluence of Little Costilla Creek, said Kirk Patten, fisheries biologist for the...


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