Re: NANFA-- boulder darter press release

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 11:24:08 -0500

>Half the boulder darters restocked in Tennessee have come from CFI, and the
>other half, from the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near
>Suches, Ga. The CFI fish were stocked in Tennessee near Fayetteville, and
>the national hatchery fish, near Hamilton Mill. Rakes is encouraged by what
>he has seen happen to the boulder darter at the Fayetteville site, the only
>location where the work with slab rock has been completed. He is the first
>to caution that the numbers are small; still, when an imperiled species
>shows any increase ? from seeing 5 or 6 two years ago, to seeing a couple
>dozen in the same place today ? biologists consider the upswing
This effort should get tons of press because of its nature, as described,
and because it's probably working. I would quibble about the site being
"near" Fayetteville, it's "in" Fayetteville in beautiful Lincoln County!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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