Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Arizona
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Arizona Project

Control of introduced species in aquatic systems of the desert southwest

August 2007 - October 2010


Participating Agencies

  • Cooperative Research Unit Program

1. To evaluate several mechanical techniques for removing introduced populations of northern pike in Parker Canyon and Rainbow Lakes to test if pike can be effectively suppressed in smaller systems. 2. To identify specific life-history stages of northern crayfish that might be susceptible to control. 3. To develop breeding and rearing techniques for native fishes. These will be useful for restocking programs in areas cleared of nonnative nuisance species. 4. Researchers will employ minority students that will receive training and tutoring in general scientific and research procedures.