From Mark Bagley, OVC Executive Director


OWENS RIVERThe Owens Valley Committee Presents

Desert Fishes: Behind the Granite Curtain

A Free Program by Steve Parmenter, Cal Fish and Wildlife Biologist

The Owens Valley Committee invites its members and the public to a free program on desert fishes by Steve Parmenter, Cal Fish and Wildlife Biologist.  The program will be presented this Wednesday evening, April 17th, at 7:00 pm at White Mountain Research Station classroom, 3000 East Line Street, Bishop.

The term desert fish is a misnomer, as all of our fishes are left over from earlier and wetter times.  Steve will retrace the routes over which the ancestors of modern fishes arrived in the eastern Sierra and evolved into the current species, describe current threats to the continued existence of our diverse fishes, and argue that one species, the Owens pupfish, could readily recover from its critical endangerment through the application of a few low-tech methods.

Steve will also present the same program in Lone Pine on Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 pm at the Lone Pine Film History Museum.

For more information call Mark Bagley at 760-873-5326.

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