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

West Virginia Project

A study of diamond darter macrohabitat use and abundance within the lower Elk River.

March 2014 - February 2017


Participating Agencies

  • NiSource

The Diamond Darter, a federally-endangered species of fish, is known only from the Elk River in West Virginia. This study will increase understanding of the habitat use of this species, which is critical information for management and conservation efforts by natural resource managers