Jim White

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Colorado Division of Wildlife
151 East 16th Street
Durango , CO 81301, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Wildland Fire: An Opportunistic Event for Reintroducing a Native Salmonid
Pages: 3-14
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0402003

The Missionary Ridge Fire (summer 2002) burned approximately 28 520 ha in the San Juan Basin, Colorado. Prior to the fire, no native Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki pleuriticus) had been observed in the San Juan Basin for over 100 yr due to over-fishing, introduction of non-native fishes, and habitat alteration. Mud and ash flows into the Florida River in fall 2002 and spring 2003 resulted in a complete fish kill of non-native rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and brown trout (Salmo trutta).  [Read More]

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