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Greenback Spawning: Leadville Fish Hatchery


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The Leadville National Fish Hatchery plays a critical role in the recovery of Greenback Cutthroat by helping to generate the eggs (and therefore fish) that are part of the eventual stocking process. The hatchery needs volunteers to help with this important spawning effort. Whether you are a dedicated native trout advocate, or interested to learn more about how our hatcheries work, this is a great volunteer opportunity!

Project Description: Volunteers will assist with spawning of Greenback Cutthroat Trout at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery. Activities may include netting fish, operating a PIT tag reader, recording data, weighing and obtaining length measurements.

Project Location: Leadville National Fish Hatchery (2846 CO 300, Leadville, CO)

Project Dates and Times: The hatchery will need help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and possible Thursdays throughout the month of June. Volunteers should plan to be there for most of the day.

Sign-Up and Questions: If you would like to sign up or have questions, please contact Chris Kennedy: chris_kennedy@fws.gov

Volunteers Needed: Only 2 volunteers are needed each day, so grab your friend or family member and get up to Leadville in June!