An analysis of habitat use and suitability of Abrams Creek for reintroduction of the Blo tchside Logperch (Percina burtoni) to complement ongoing genetic studies
January 2018 - January 2023
- Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
The purpose of this proposed project is to provide guidance for the ongoing reintroduction of the Blotchside Logperch into Abrams Creek. Although within the species’ former range, isolation due to the Chilhowee Reservoir from source populations make it highly improbable Blotchside would independently recolonize Abrams Creek. Further, changes in habitat configurations since the 1950s may have altered the suitability of this system for logperch, highlighting the need for an assessment to insure enough adequate habitat is in Abrams Creek to sustain a logperch population and make ongoing reintroduction efforts worthwhile.