Restoring the hope that ‘a fish will rise’

In the frigid, rough-and-tumble waters of Whitewater Creek, which squeezes through soaring stone walls, a rare trout thrives again after a 100-year brush with extinction. A native son is home.

Saved from overfishing, the introduction of non-native fish and apocalyptic wildfires by a small band of biologists, rangers, helicopter pilots, and pack horses, this golden-hued descendant of prehistoric salmon is now abundant enough to be open to fishing. In the wilds of far southwestern New Mexico and Arizona, it is the most southern of all native trout in the United States.

LINK (via: Santa Fe New Mexican)

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