John Opie oral history interview as conducted by Lisa Mighetto. Note that Mr. Opie is not an employee with the Fish and Wildlife Service, but is one of the founders of the American Society of Environmental History (ASEH).
Document; Planning; Wildlife refuges; Rivers and streams; Environments (Natural);
The Bear River travels a 500-mile course from its headwaters in Utah’s Uinta Mountains through Wyoming and Idaho, eventually terminating its horseshoe-shaped route in Utah’s Great Salt Lake, the largest inland sea in the Western Hemisphere.
The primary goal of PDM is to monitor the species to ensure the status does not deteriorate, and if a substantial decline in the species (numbers of individuals or populations) or an increase in threats is detected, to take measures to halt the...