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Partnership - Desert Fish Habitat Partnership Shoshone Pupfish are one of the most imperiled species in the Death Valley region due to their natural rarity, historic disruption of their habitats, lack of replication of the one remaining population, and genetic effects of small population size. Shoshone Spring and wetlands have been owned by one family for over 50 years. Endemic Shoshone Pupfish were considered extinct by 1969, but rediscovered in a ditch near the springs in 1986. A single pond was built and stocked with 75 of these fish, believed to be the last of their kind. The purpose of the project was to construct two new additional habitats, one secluded in a mesquite bosque, and one in a landscaped...
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Partnerships - Desert Fishes Habitat Partnership and Western Native Trout Initiative Bluehead Sucker ( Catostomus discobolus) and Bonneville Cutthroat Trout ( Oncorhynchus clarki utah) have experienced extensive population declines and range reduction, often from habitat fragmentation. In the Weber River, Utah, Bluehead Sucker occurs in three fragmented reaches and the strongest population in the Weber River is confined below the Lower Weber River Diversion structure. Allowing passage around this diversion would provide Bluehead Sucker access to needed canyon habitat. Large fluvial Bonneville Cutthroat Trout have been virtually eliminated from river mainstems throughout this species’ range, but still persists...
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Partnership - Desert Fish Habitat Partnership The Muddy River is a major river in southern Nevada about 30 miles NE of Las Vegas. Many tourist destinations exist along and near the Muddy River, including: Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Warm Springs Natural Area at its headwaters; the towns of Moapa, Logandale, and Overton downstream; many scenic destinations such as Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park; and several established and proposed wilderness areas. The Moapa Dace ( Moapa coriacea) is an endemic minnow occurring only in the upper Muddy River system. Requiring temperatures of at least 86° F for reproduction, the species is highly dependent on access to warm springs...


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