Native Fishes Workgroup

The Lake Mohave Native Fishes Workgroup (NFWG) has been working to conserve or reestablish bonytail and razorback sucker in Lake Mohave for more than 25 years. It was established in the late 1980s as a cooperative partnership among individuals from Arizona State University, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. National Biological Service, U.S. National Park Service, and the state fish and wildlife agencies of Nevada and Arizona. The group produced its first draft management plan in 1990, which include initial goals, processes, and methods to maintain the razorback sucker population in the reservoir. Since then the group has provided conservation and management recommendations based on sound science and practical considerations to guide implementation of on-the-ground actions. The current program of larval harvest, rearing in protective custody, and repatriation to the lake was conceived and facilitated through the NFWG, which continues to adapt to new information and changing environments. Members and other participants from academia, federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector meet annually on Lake Mohave, typically during the spring razorback sucker monitoring in March, and as needed at other times.

The Marsh & Associates website provides access to past meeting notes, presentations and handouts from meetings, and access to NFWG resources.