Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

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Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

Crews mounted rescue mission during wildfire in June 2018
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango Fish Hatchery, nets a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout Tuesday at the hatchery for spawning. During the 416 Fire in 2018, a small crew from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service were granted special permission to enter the fire zone in the Hermosa Creek watershed to save the rare fish. This summer, they will be released back into the wild.
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango Fish Hatchery, collects eggs from a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout Tuesday at the hatchery. With the captive population at the hatchery, the agency can start to restock other streams throughout the Southwest.
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango Fish Hatchery, squeezes milt from a male of a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout to fertilize eggs Tuesday at the hatchery.
Eggs collected from a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout on Tuesday at the Durango Fish Hatchery. With the captive population at the hatchery, Colorado Parks and Wildlife can start to restock streams throughout the Southwest.

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango Fish Hatchery, nets a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout Tuesday at the hatchery for spawning. During the 416 Fire in 2018, a small crew from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service were granted special permission to enter the fire zone in the Hermosa Creek watershed to save the rare fish. This summer, they will be released back into the wild.
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango Fish Hatchery, collects eggs from a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout Tuesday at the hatchery. With the captive population at the hatchery, the agency can start to restock other streams throughout the Southwest.
Toby Mourning, manager of the Durango Fish Hatchery, squeezes milt from a male of a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout to fertilize eggs Tuesday at the hatchery.
Eggs collected from a San Juan lineage Colorado cutthroat trout on Tuesday at the Durango Fish Hatchery. With the captive population at the hatchery, Colorado Parks and Wildlife can start to restock streams throughout the Southwest.
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