Craig.Springer Author

Craig Springer, M.Sc., M.A. is a fish biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ​ - External Affairs​ , stationed in New Mexico. He can see from his front porch where Spaniards documented the first trout in the New World in 1541 as their entrada skirted the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Rio Grande cutthroat trout would wait another 315 years to get a scientific name. Springer can't wait each spring to catch cutts in the high country with his kids. His conservation stories have appeared in the New York Times, ESPN and Farmers ​'​ Almanac.

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A Look Inside the National Fish Hatchery and Archives

Channeling William Faulkner: “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.”  The past is...

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A New Team of Researchers Hopes to Unravel the Mysteries of the Alligator Gar

Lake Texoma lies over the Texas – Oklahoma state line. This boundary water is enormous....


Gila Trout: A Native Trout Conservation Story

Plip.  That’s the sound of a barbless beadhead nymph falling into a glassy glide of Mineral...


An Unnatural History
: Sea Lamprey Control in the Great Lakes

Gauzy morning light leaks through dense mature oaks and maples in a square woodlot next to an...


Fishingenuity: Biologists are Using Liquid Nitrogen to Save a Rare Trout

The biological clock never ceases ticking, and all living things die.  But that clock can be...


Radios Reveal Wandering Habits of Smallmouth Bass

About the time that redbuds flash their pretty pinkish blooms on eastern Oklahoma’s hillsides and...


Why Carp are the Brussels Sprouts of American Fisheries

If the common carp was a vegetable it would be the Brussels sprout. The dark green plant has been...