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Phoenix Area Office

Native Aquatic Species of the Gila River Basin
in Arizona and New Mexico

Information and Education

Reclamation is looking for opportunities to convey to the public the value of native aquatic species and the problems that nonnative species create for conservation and recovery of native species and their habitats. Thus far, the Phoenix Area Office has funded the Arizona Game and Fish Department to create several videos (see below), posters, and other educational media on these subjects. The Phoenix Area Office purchased an externally-produced video that discusses the native-nonnative issues and distributed to schools and libraries across the state and co-funded a recent 1-hour PBS documentary on the Fossil Creek native fish restoration project.

The links below are video clips in Microsoft Windows Media Player format.

NOTE: The high quality of the video clips results in large file sizes. Users may want to view them directly (without downloading first) only if they are using a Broadband connection such as Cable Modem, DSL or T1, etc. Some of the clips have been divided into multiple parts due to their length.

IMPORTANT: To download the video clips for viewing at a later time, right click on the screen and choose "Save Target As" for Internet Explorer or "Save As" in Netscape.

Click on the video clip link(s) below to play them .

Clip 1. Native fish in Arizona's waterways.

Our Native Fish Heritage Video (8:54 minutes), produced in 2001
by Arizona Game and Fish Department and funded by Reclamation's
Phoenix Area Office [ DOWNLOAD HERE ]



Clip 2. Nonnatives impact on the native fish communities.

Cienega Fish of the Gila Basin (11:22 minutes), produced in 2002 by Arizona Game and Fish Department and funded by Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office.



Clip 3. The geography of the Gila River.

Gila River Basin Streams and Their Fishes (18:42 minutes), produced in 2003 by Arizona Game and Fish Department and funded by Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office.

For information on acquiring copies of these videos, please contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department at 602-942-3000.



Last Reviewed:
June 25, 2009

Webmaster:
Joseph J. Billerbeck - jbillerbeck@usbr.gov