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  • Volunteers help state crews restock Rio Grande with native cutthroats

    Questa resident Josiah Mandonado, a fifth-grader at the Red River Valley Charter School in Red River, carries a bag of Rio Grande cutthroat trout down the Rio Grande Gorge to help stock the river. The state Department of Game and Fish annually invites volunteers to help stock the fingerlings as part of a program to restore populations of the native fish. Staci Matlock/The New Mexican

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 9:01 am, Thu Mar 27, 2014.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students from the Red River Valley Charter School in the village of Red River were among 70 volunteers who hiked into the Rio Grande Gorge this week, carrying plastic bags filled with tiny Rio Grande cutthroat fingerlings to stock in the river.

They were helping the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, which stocks thousands of the native cutthroat trout each year, trying to reverse damage to the species caused by the agency decades ago, when it introduced non-native brown and rainbow trout into the state’s rivers for sport fishing.

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