Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Chub Recovery

Clip: Season 26 Episode 2609 | 8m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

Historically, the Oregon chub was found throughout the Willamette Valley river system, but more than a century of re-channeling the river and drying up wetlands for agriculture and residence changed all that. By the 1980s, the once ubiquitous minnow was extremely hard to find. That led to its listing as an Endangered Species. Today, the Oregon chub is the first fish to be "delisted."

Aired: 02/26/15

Rating: TV-G

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Oregon Field Guide is a local public television program presented by OPB.