Ecology and Management of Western Native Fishes  

SYMPOSIUM TITLE: Ecology and Management of Western Native Fishes

ORGANIZERS:
Luke Schultz
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
PO Box 850
Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4353
Luke.Schultz@wyo.gov

Brian Hines
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
PO Box 67
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2383
Brian.Hines@wyo.gov

DESCRIPTION:
The cumulative effects of water development, habitat alteration, overexploitation, and interactions with introduced species have negatively impacted many native fishes in Western North America. In addition to these existing threats, knowledge of basic life history traits and status of these fishes has historically been lacking, impeding effective management. Recent work across the West has addressed numerous information gaps and management actions have been implemented to conserve and recover populations of these fishes. This symposium seeks to provide a platform for researchers and managers to share ideas and lessons learned from work with Western native, non-game fishes and discuss future directions in this arena. We invite papers that highlight recent developments in the ecology and management of these imperiled fishes.

Written by fisheriestn on February 7th, 2012