After the successful reintroduction of the gila topminnow in 2020, the longfin dace is being reintroduced in Tucson’s Santa Cruz River. The longfin dace is considered by US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as a “Species of Concern,” although it isn’t endangered yet. The longfin dace was, historically, a very abundant fish in the Santa Cruz River. Thanks to the efforts of Pima County, Arizona Game and Fish, and the Santa Cruz Heritage Project, this will be the first time the longfin dace will swim in the waters of downtown Tucson in 110 years.
Producer: Liz Scherffius, Megan Myscofski
Videographer/Editor: Bob Lindberg