Donovan Maude, University of Idaho graduate student, capturing white sturgeon
Donovan Maude, University of Idaho graduate student, capturing white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus), Snake River, Idaho. White Sturgeon is an important species, unfortunately, little is known about their population ecology and whether current monitoring metrics are adequate for evaluating management and conservation success. We are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate white sturgeon populations. Results of this research will examine whether current conservation targets are reasonable and whether monitoring efforts are providing data that are adequate for tracking changes in the population dynamics of white sturgeon.
Michael Quist, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program, Public Domain.