Suitability of Brazos River segments for repatriation of extirpated species

Project Description

Assess Brazos River segments for suitability of repatriation of locally extirpated species. This will use a combination of GIS, existing data sets, and expert knowledge. This project also will provide a general model for similar studies in other river basins.

Conservation Area


NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: 1
Estimated Cost Range: ~$50,000 - $100,000
Project Submitted By: Gene Wilde
Suggested Contact: Gene WIlde, Allison Pease

Local populations of a growing number of fishes are disappearing to prevent these from becoming imperiled, there is a need to repatriate fish to suitable habitat reaches, thus maintaining continuity in their historic range. This also will aid recovery efforts for listed species.

Texas Tech University, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

Brazos River below Possum Kingdom to its mouth