Birds n' Beer

Gila Topminnow: Providing Safe Harbor for Arizona's Smallest Native Fish

Thursday, May 21, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm Online Event

Birds n' Beer

May 21, 2020 - Phoenix, AZ

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Birds n' Beer is a free monthly educational happy hour featuring hot topics in conservation, now offered as an online webinar. Register here!

This month's topic is "Gila Topminnow: Providing Safe Harbor for Arizona's Smallest Native Fish," presented by Kent Mosher of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Betsy Grube of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The Gila Topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis) is a small, live-bearing fish that was once common in Gila River basin. However, due to habitat loss and interactions with non-native fish, it disappeared from much of its range and was federally listed as endangered in 1967. During this presentation, we will discuss the biology, history, and recovery of Gila Topminnow, as well as how the Rio Salado Audubon Center has played a part in the conservation of this species.

About the speakers:
Kent Mosher is a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He helps direct and administer the Gila River Basin Native Fishes Conservation Program.

Betsy Grube is a Gila River Basin Native Aquatic Wildlife Specialist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. She spends much of her time reintroducing Gila Topminnow and other endangered fish species back into the Gila River basin in Arizona.

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