Category Archives: Of Fauna and Flora

The Benefits of Following a Plan of Action as Outlined

Plans-of-action (business plans) are often the result of thoughtful deliberation by a group of individuals; a Board, or Executive Committee, or a Team that is dedicated to thinking things through in a comprehensive and sound manner. For most of us … Continue reading

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The Most Difficult Summary this Author has ever had to Post

__________________________________________________________ We all know that risk is involved in an effort to propagate a completely wild strain of cutthroat trout into a population that could be utilized to restore a phenotypical representation of an extinct strain of trout. Yet positive … Continue reading

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Past History, Geology – the Hope of Future Prospect & Promise

Ever since awareness of the Alvord Cutthroat Trout, and the presence of a phenotypical ACT remnant in SE Oregon came to light (eight+ years ago now), a fair amount of thought has been applied regarding the origins and development of … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Desert Stream

More often than not, rain is not something Oregonians rejoice to see . . . But the onslaught of storms bringing rain to the West Coast are a welcome sight, especially since some of that moisture is beginning to make … Continue reading

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Refugium: An area where special environmental circumstances enable a species to survive – after extinction in adjacent areas.

Even with some hopeful success regarding the plight and the effort to rescue a remnant of phenotypical Alvord cutthroat trout in SE Oregon (such as hopeful survival of up-to eighty phenotypes at SE Oregon’s Fort Klamath Hatchery) — yet the … Continue reading

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Sad or Sober News Can be the Most Difficult Kind to Report On

Sometimes it is so difficult to write a post about Alvord phenotypes . . .  Especially when the most recent news does not seem to be particularly encouraging, uplifting, edifying . . . Yet much as ‘beauty is in the eye … Continue reading

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Absolutely, Among the Rarest of Species on Planet Earth

Of trout species native to the Great Basin and Range, many are uniquely adapted to the alkaline environments and the harsh extremes of this desolate, austere, expanse.  In such lethal environs, species that adapt, even by losing the natural predisposition for … Continue reading

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Kudos to Shannon Hurn — Best Wishes on Her new Journey

We heard from Shannon Hurn today that the Guano Creek fish at the hatchery have finally started growing — and have shot up to an average of 100 mm.  We also were informed that Shannon will be leaving the Fisheries … Continue reading

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The State of the Art of De-Extinction

Generally a subject that I’ve not commented on . . .  nor given much thought about it as a credible consideration where the extinct Alvord cutthroat trout are concerned . . . Yet times and technology are continually changing.  New thought … Continue reading

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