About this Episode

Co-host Anders Halverson talks with Dr. Kevin Rogers about efforts to save the Greenback Cutthroat Trout on Colorado’s Eastern Slope. Think of it as story the producers of CSI Miami would write, if they were fortunate enough to be fisheries biologists. There’s extinction (or maybe not?). There’s resurrection (twice!). Just when you think you have it figured out, another clue from a dusty library or a PCR machine sends you off in an entirely different direction. And of course, it ends on a cliffhanger.

About Kevin Rogers, Ph.D.

Dr. Rogers has a pair of undergraduate degrees from University of Colorado, Boulder as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  He has worked for Colorado Parks and Wildlife for the last 26 years, spending the last 18 as the state’s native cutthroat trout research scientist.  His research efforts cover all aspects of cutthroat trout conservation and management, but have recently focused on resolving the convoluted taxonomy of our native trout. Dr. Rogers can be reached at kevin.rogers@state.co.us.

You can find out more about his research at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Cutthroat Trout website.

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