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Funding will help save endangered Pahrump poolfish

Updated January 19, 2022 - 12:56 pm

The Bristlecone Field Office has received funds to help sustain the endangered Pahrump poolfish populations in southern Nye County, according to reports from Bureau of Land Management officials.

BLM has worked with other agencies over the past five years to improve habitats for the fish, which can be found in three locations at the Shoshone Ponds about 30 miles south of Ely.

Refuge ponds were constructed there for the fish in 1972 but they’ve been depleted over time, which has threatened fish populations. In 2020, the fish were relocated while their ponds were pumped and drained.

Last summer, Pahrump poolfish were reintroduced into their restored habitats. The latest round of funds will help ensure the fish populations there flourish.

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