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FWS announces availability of Apache Trout recovery plan

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74 Fed. Reg. 45649 / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR / Fish and Wildlife Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Apache Trout (Oncorhynchus apache) Recovery Plan, Second Revision
ACTION: Notice of document availability: Revised recovery plan.

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Apache Trout (Oncorhynchus apache) Recovery Plan, Second Revision. This species is one of two salmonid species native to Arizona and is currently listed as threatened. It was originally listed as endangered in 1967, but

EXCERPT: Actions needed to recover the Apache  trout include completing required regulatory compliance for stream improvements and fish stocking, implementing appropriate State and tribal fishing regulations, maintaining existing fish barriers, enhancing habitat, removing or minimizing undesirable fishes using piscicides or other feasible means, maintaining existing selfsustaining populations of pure Apache trout, establishing new self-sustaining populations, and monitoring all populations.

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Apache trout is one of two salmonid species native to Arizona.  Currently, 28 pure Apache trout populations exist within historical range in Gila, Apache, and Greenlee Counties of Arizona, on lands of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.  Photo from NRDC.  

KEITHINKING: The announcement is fine, but working links that enabled the interested public to read the document would be even better!  After much effort, I was only able to find the earlier draft plan online.