Ute Indian Tribe

 

Administration

Everett Manning
F&WD Director
435.722.5511 ex.4807
everettm@utetribe.com

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Ute Tribe Fish and Wildlife Department
Phone: 435.722.5511
Fax: 435.722.2677
uitfwd@utetribe.com

Fisheries & Wetlands

Kelly Cambridge Sport Fish Manager & Wetlands Manager
435.722.5511 ex.7095 
kellyc@utetribe.com

Parks and Outdoor Facilities

Farrell McCook
P&OF Director
435.722.5511 ex.4815
FarrellM@utetribe.com

Big Game Enhancement

Jamie Arrive
Big Game Enhancement Manager
435.722.5511 ex.4811
jamiea@utetribe.com

 

Jeremy Kidd
Bison Manager
435.722.5511 ex.4912
jeremyk@utetribe.com

The Ute Tribe F&WD holds membership in the non-profit organization, Inter Tribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC), a cooperative of 19 midwest and western tribes.  The ITBC was created to reestablish buffalo herds on Indian lands in a manner that promotes cultural enhancement, spiritual revitalization, ecological restoration, and economic development. ITBC is governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of one tribal representative from each member tribe. The role of the ITBC, as established by its membership, is to act as a facilitator in coordinating education and training programs, developing marketing strategies, coordinating the transfer of surplus buffalo from national parks to tribal lands, and providing technical assistance to its membership in developing sound management plans that will help each tribal herd become a successful and self-sufficient operation.  
 
 

These fish species found on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation have been designated by state and federal fisheries managers as endangered, threatened, and/or species of special concern.

 

Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern

 

 

 Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

 

 

COLORADO RIVER CUTTHROAT TROUT

 (Onchrhynchus clarki pleuriticus)

 

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout are managed under a conservation agreement in the states of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. In Utah, this species is designated as a Species of Special Concern because of their declining populations. Colorado River Cutthroat are native to north-eastern Utah watersheds, and are the only species of Cutthroat Trout found in the Upper Green River Drainage Basin.

 

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 pikeminnow

 

 

 

 

 

 

colorado pikeminnow

 

(Ptychocheilus lucius)

 

Colorado Pikeminnow are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Colorado Pikeminnow evolved throughout the Colorado River basin; however, in recent history populations have only been found in the upper Colorado River Drainage Basin. In Utah, wild populations have been found in the Duchesne, Green, and White Rivers.

 

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RAZORBACK SUCKER

 

(Xyrauchen texanus)

 

Razorback Sucker are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Razorback Sucker evolved throughout the Colorado River basin; however, in recent history populations have only been found in the upper Colorado River Drainage Basin. In Utah, wild populations have been found in the Duchesne, Green, and White Rivers.

 

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bonytail

  

BONYTAIL

 

(Gila elegans)

 

Bonytail are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Bonytail's historic range stretches throughout the Colorado River Basin from as far north as Wyoming and south to Mexico. Wild populations found in Utah are limited to the Green River, a tributary of the Colorado River.

 

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 roundtail

 

ROUNDTAIL CHUB

(Gila robusta)

 

Roundtail Chub are presently found only in the upper Colorado River drainage basin and the Gila River drainage basin. In Utah, Roundtail Chub are found within the Green River and San Juan River basins.

 

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 bluehead

 

BLUEHEAD SUCKER

(Catostomus discobolus Cope)

 

Bluehead Sucker occupy much of the upper Colorado River drainage basin. Bluehead Sucker range in Utah within the Bonneville, Bear River, Snake River, San Juan, and Green River Drainage Basins.

 

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 flannelmouth

 

FLANNELMOUTH SUCKER

(Catostomus latipinnis)

 

Flannelmouth Sucker were once abundant throughout the entire Colorado River Basin. At present, Flannelmouth sucker are more commonly found in the upper Colorado River Basin. In Utah, Flannelmouth Sucker are found in major tributary sub-basins of the Colorado River including the Green River, San Juan River, and Virgin River.

 

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Pictures Courtesy of Joseph R. Tomelleri