Contract: $35,000 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Jul. 29, 2009
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Award Description: The project will focus on the conservation and recovery of Rio Grande cutthroat trout, a New Mexican native trout that has experienced significant range-wide declines. Working with state and federal partners, Vermejo Park Ranch, a privately held ranching entity will focus on improving the status of Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the upper Vermejo River watershed. The objectives are to: a) reduce the number of rainbow-cutthroat trout hybrids in the the watershed to improved the genetic status of the remaining native cutthroat trout; b) remove competing non-native brook trout from the watershed to increase the size of the native cutthroat trout population; c) identify and remove current sources of rainbow trout in the system; and d) assess, improve, and maintain fish migration barriers that are protecting native cutthroat trout populations in the watersheds. This effort should improve the status of this population and help management agencies reach regional conservation goals.
Project Description: Initial and exploratory field work (e.g., electrofishing sampling) was completed in July 2009 (prior to contract completion) in order to develop work plan for calendar year 2010. Budgets and workplan for calendar year 2010 are under development. This work was not conducted under current contract, but rather in order to implement contract once awarded.
Jobs Summary: No jobs created this quarter. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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