Twice a year, a veritable Who’s Who of pallid sturgeon experts assemble in Blue Springs, Missouri to talk shop. The latest meeting was just last week, and the Neosho NFH was represented by hatchery manager Roderick May and lead biologist Jaime Pacheco. I was invited to tag along as well.

Twice a year, a veritable Who’s Who of pallid sturgeon experts assemble in Blue Springs, Missouri to talk shop. The latest meeting was just last week, and the Neosho NFH was represented by hatchery manager Roderick May and lead biologist Jaime Pacheco. I was invited to tag along as well.
Meeting as they always do at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center (a very nice place to visit, by the way), about 35 came from all directions – some many hours distant. At least five states were represented in this assemblage, with others invited but absent. No less than a dozen organizations (federal, state and others) and three fish hatcheries were a part of this vital interaction.

Read the complete story in the Feb. 2 print edition of the Neosho Daily News.