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

Idaho Project

Sampling designs and population dynamics of burbot in the Green River system: tools for management

January 2013 - December 2018


Participating Agencies

  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Although burbot are a species of high conservation concern over much of their distribution, they are an invasive species in the Green River, Wyoming, where they were illegally introduced. The purpose of this research is to provide managers with information on the distribution, habitat associations, and population dynamics of burbot in the Green River. In addition, the project is evaluating a number of different sampling gears across multiple systems and habitat to determine the best methods for removing burbot from the system.