Achieving Recovery: Overview

>   Each spring, biologists capture adult June sucker in the Provo River spawning run. They are artificially spawned in an effort to develop brood stock, which represents the genetic composition of the wild population.


The June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program has grouped recovery tasks identified in the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program Plan (US Fish and Wildlife 1999) into six recovery elements. These recovery elements were established to organize recovery actions by threats that they are intended to address. The elements also ensure a diversified and balanced approach to the implementation of recovery actions so that funding and effort can be applied at the appropriate level for each recovery element. The recovery elements are:

Nonnative Sportfish Management
Habitat Development & Maintenance
Water Management & Protection To Benefit June Sucker
Genetic Integrity & Augmentation
Research, Monitoring & Data Management
Information & Education

Each recovery element is being implemented by the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program and evaluated on an ongoing basis to assess its contribution toward recovery and to ensure an equitable contribution from all recovery activities.