RE: NANFA-- environment and the presidency

mcclurg luke e (
Tue, 22 Feb 2000 13:31:15 -0600 (CST)

> We don't want the folks in Kansas wiping out the Iowa darter! (-:
> Steven A. Ellis
> Kennesaw, GA
> (Born & raised in Missouri)

Unfortunately Steven, the Iowa Darter disappeared from Kansas Streams long
ago. The only ones I know of that still exist in the state are the 4
located in my darter tank which are tank raised by Ray Katula. The Iowa
Darter, along with several other species such as the Blacknose Shiner,
disappeared around 1900 when, believe it or not, water demands on the
states rivers was even higher than today. It is my hope upon graduation
to get state support (which I am confident will come) to start
reintroduction plans for some of these lost species.


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