Arizona Wildlife Conservation Strategy

West Chevelon Canyon COA

West Chevelon Creek consists of primarily intermittent flow at most times of the year, though it contains an upstream portion of permanent water that contains a reintroduced population of Little Colorado spinedace and speckled dace. The entirety of West Chevelon will be managed primarily for self-sustaining populations of native fish. Bluehead sucker are believed to have been extirpated following extreme drought in 2002 and are recommended for repatriation.


Little Colorado River


Conservation Potential


Management Priority

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

Primary Strategy Species


Bluehead Sucker, Little Colorado Spinedace, Speckled Dace

Secondary Strategy Species