|The pikeminnow is a non-native fish that was
accidentally introduced to the Eel River ecosystem. It does very
well in the Eel River due to warm water and slow flows in summer.
This non-native fish thus out-competes the native salmon and
steelhead on this river. Efforts are underway to remove the
pikeminnow from the river, however that task is extremely difficult.
In the past, public participation in fishing derbies was one method
used to remove this species from the Eel River. Other methods have
been tried, but how do you remove a species from an entire ecosystem
once it has taken hold? This is the dilemma facing wildlife managers
on this river. The native fish populations are declining and the
introduced species are very healthy.
Otters and mink do eat their share of pikeminnow. Anglers take some of them. Belted kingfishers, herons and egrets also consume pikeminnows. The native predators can't control the population alone though.
Go to the main page of Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den
Find fish posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, hats, and more in my new store.
Now available: "Animals Don't Cover
Their Tracks - An Introduction to Animal Tracking" on CD! (Version 3.0)
New drawings, more species, more photos, more extensive sections on tracking
humans, more detailed directions for plaster casting, mystery tracks section,
tracking stories section, and more. The CD features over 100 species, including
special bonus sections with the tracks of some African and Australian
animals. A large section on tracking lost people for search and rescue is
included, with over four pages of photos showing the details of tracks and
signs people leave. Easy to use format. This web site is limited
by bandwidth, but the CD-ROM is not. The CD is available in my online store at:
Works with Mac or PC. Happy tracking!!
What else can you find in the nature store? Beartracker's animal tracks coloring book, T-shirts, sweatshirts, journals, book bags, toddler and infant apparel, mouse pads, posters, postcards, coffee mugs, travel mugs, clocks, Frisbees, bumper stickers, hats, stickers, and many more items. All with tracks or paw prints, or nature scenes. Custom products are available. If you don't see the track you want on the product you want, email me and I can probably create it. Proceeds from all sales go to pay the monthly fees for this web site. You can help support this site as well as get great tracking products! Thank you!
|Find other tracking products: www.zazzle.com/tracker8459*|
|Also visit these fine
stores for more products of interest:
NDN Pride shop - For Indian Pride items for all tribes. Custom items available on request.
ASL Signs of Love - For anyone who uses or is learning ASL, American Sign Language. Custom name items and more are available here.
Sales from all stores give commissions to Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den, which helps keep this site online as a free service. We are celebrating ten years online this year!
Got a fish story? E-mail me and tell me about it.
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Page updated: Wednesday, October 7, 2009.