February 2019 Membership Meeting
F. Boyd Wright III
Native Aquatic Species Biologist
Platte Basin Aquatics
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Fort Collins, CO
Boyd Wright is a Native Aquatic Species Biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), focusing on conservation of boreal toads, eastern plains native fishes, and greenback cutthroat trout. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fishery Biology at Colorado State University in 2004. Subsequently, he worked 2 field seasons as a Cutthroat Trout Research Technician for CPW (then called the Division of Wildlife), then worked for 2 years as a Research Associate at Colorado State University, assisting with whirling disease research. In 2007, Boyd accepted a job as Aquatic Biologist with CPW, based out of Meeker, CO, overseeing fisheries management of the White and lower Yampa basins. He transferred to his current position, based out of Fort Collins, in 2011. His presentation will provide an update on greenback cutthroat trout recovery progress. With over 11 years of experience planning and implementing native trout reintroduction projects, Boyd is responsible for coordinating much of the “on the ground” recovery projects for greenbacks in the South Platte Basin.