Photo by Special to the Sentinel

This pure Rio Grande cutthroat trout came from Carnero Creek, a headwater stream of the Rio Grande in the San Luis Valley. Forty years of conservation efforts have restored limited populations of the trout.

Good news for Rio Grande

Cutthroat conservation effort shows success, is testament to hard work

A multi-pronged effort to save remaining populations of Rio Grande cutthroat trout has paid dividends.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced earlier this month that the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, one of three remaining native trout species in Colorado, has recovered to the point the fish no longer needs the protection of the Endangered Species List.
The news doesn’t mean the fish completely is out of danger but it illustrates the success of a multi-pronged conservation effort.

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