Arizona Wildlife Conservation Strategy

Chevelon Canyon - Little Colorado River upstream to Horse Canyon COA

This portion of Chevelon Canyon Creek contains perennial flow from Horse Canyon to the Little Colorado River and will be managed exclusively for native fish, including Little Colorado spinedace, speckled dace, Little Colorado sucker, bluehead sucker, and roundtail chub. Listed critical habitat for Little Colorado spinedace exists from Bell Cow Canyon downstream to the confluence with the Little Colorado River. This COA contains one of the most robust populations of Little Colorado spinedace in and around The Steps. Threats are currently non-native warmwater fish moving upstream from the Little Colorado River, and the potential threat of invasion from upstream headwater sources. All non-native undesirable fish will continue to be removed from Chevelon Creek.


Little Colorado River


Conservation Potential


Management Priority

Native Aquatic Species Management (Native Fish-Self-sustaining)

Primary Strategy Species


Bluehead Sucker, Little Colorado Spinedace, Little Colorado Sucker, Roundtail Chub, Speckled Dace

Secondary Strategy Species