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Program Helps Fish Make A Comeback

Published under News on 02/02/2012

The woundfin fish has rebounded from the brink of extinction. Rick Fridell at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in Washington County said that, “Presently, native fish numbers in the Virgin River are the highest recorded in years and the number of woundfin are particularly significant.” Fridell was particularly pleased that “74% of the woundfin documented this year resulted from Continue Reading »

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New fishing regulations to address nonnative fishes

Published under News on 11/10/2011

Add more content here. Action taken to fight illegal fish stocking

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Teens help protect native fish, water

Published under News on 07/20/2009

Tiffany De Masters – The Spectrum and Daily New HURRICANE – Shawnnie Bryan, 18, puckered up to an 8 1/2 inch flannelmouth sucker fish Thursday morning in the Virgin River near Hurricane. “You have to kiss the biggest fish you see for the day,” said Melinda Bennion, native aquatics biologist for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Bryan and four other Continue Reading »

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5 Summer Interns Monitor S. Utah’s Endangered Fish

Published under News on 07/20/2009

5 Summer Interns Monitor S. Utah’s Endangered Fish Mark Haynes – The Salt Lake Tribune La Verkin – The high school students waded the Virgin River, dragging a seine through the murky water as part of a program that gives them hands-on experience checking populations of the stream’s rare fish. The five Washington County students, who worked with a biologist Continue Reading »

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Workers Erect Fish Barrier

Published under News on 07/11/2009

Patricia St. Germain – The Spectrum and Daily News St. George — A muddy Virgin River flowed lazily through the Virgin River Gorge, on Thursday, with the heat shimmering off the rock gorge as several workers moved rock and dirt to create a barrier diverting the river. Once a dry work area is created, a fish barrier will be constructed, Continue Reading »

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Tamarisk Beetle Stronger Than Ever This Year

Published under News on 06/19/2009

David Demille – The Spectrum and Daily News ST. GEORGE – Leaving acres of brown branches in its wake, the tamarisk beetle is alive and well in St. George this year — just ask residents who live near the Virgin River. “They’re everywhere,” said Andrew Sullivan, St. George, whose backyard neighbors a large area of tamarisk trees, an invasive Eurasian Continue Reading »

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Rare Fish Released

Published under News on 03/14/2009

Deseret News LA VERKIN, Washington County — Biologists released 3,000 endangered woundfin into the Virgin River as part of an effort to reintroduce the rare fish. The Thursday release was the second one this month. Previously, 1,500 Virgin River chub were released into the river, which winds through Washington County in southern Utah. Amos Rehm, a fish biologist with the Continue Reading »

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Rare fish released in Virgin River

Published under News on 03/13/2009

By Mark Havnes – Salt Lake Tribune LaVerkin — The population of endangered woundfin grew by 3,000 Thursday as biologists continued an ongoing reintroduction of the rare fish species into the Virgin River. Placing the fish in the river, which meanders through Washington County, is part of the latest effort to restore populations of several rare fish whose demise is Continue Reading »

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Biologists release 3,000 endangered fish in river

Published under News on 03/13/2009

Biologists release 3,000 endangered fish in river Standard Examiner LAVERKIN — Biologists released 3,000 endangered woundfin into the Virgin River as part of an effort to reintroduce the rare fish. The Thursday release was the second one this month. Last week, 1,500 Virgin River chub were released into the river, which winds through Washington County in southern Utah. Amos Rehm, Continue Reading »

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And away they go…

Published under News on 03/07/2009

And away they go… By: Patrice St. Germain — The Spectrum and Daily News ST. GEORGE – Dylan Diaz said helping out the Division of Wildlife Resources stock fish in the Virgin River Thursday was fun but kind of creepy. “I’ve never done this before,” Diaz said. Diaz, a fourth-grader at Sandstone Elementary was one of many fourth-graders from the Continue Reading »

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