Gila trout, one of two trout species native to Arizona, are being restored to the Mt. Graham area. A major step was taken Monday when AZGFD, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers from Trout Unlimited and the University of Arizona backpacked 250 Gila trout into Frye Creek.

All Gila trout in this area were lost during the aftermath of the 2017 Frye Fire, a major setback to a recovery effort that began in 2009.

The creek remains closed to fishing.

A video of the trout stocking is available here

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