The objective of this Agreement is to facilitate invasive species control while conducting a three year research program into the efficacy of the incentivized harvest program for managing an increasing population of non-native brown trout in the Glen Canyon Reach of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon
These brown trout are an increasing and imminent danger to humpback chub, a species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, with populations downriver in Grand Canyon National Park.
This Cooperative Agreement with the Glen Canyon Conservancy will facilitate the Recipient assisting the NPS in administering a complex program for scheduling, directing, and making necessary payments to Tribal and public individuals assisting within the 3 main program areas of the Incentivized Harvest Program.
These program areas include:
1) Guided fishing trips for Tribal youth from affiliated Tribes with Tribal elders assisting and sharing Tribal values; 2) storing collected fish heads and data cards and then making payments for Incentivized Harvest rewards to anglers who turn in trout heads and angling information on the fish they harvest; and 3) Organizing tournaments specifically targeting brown trout in the Glen Canyon Reach of the river and providing incentive awards.