Darters and Values

Darters — they are tiny, bottom-dwelling members of the perch family, most no longer than your thumb, some decked in dazzling colors. Many have only recently been discovered, and others may still be unknown. About 225 described species exist only in North America, with the greatest diversity in the Southeast U.S.

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Protect Your Water: Stop Asian Carp

Asian carp are an invasive species which have disrupted fisheries throughout the South and Midwest and now threaten the Great Lakes. Asian carp include bighead, silver, black, and grass carp. Bighead and silver carp have damaged fisheries from Kentucky Lake to the Illinois River by hoarding food resources and outcompeting native sport fish…

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