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The Peoria Tribe of Indians Aquatic facility specializes in the production of Northern Largemouth Bas
The Peoria Tribe is continuing to develop a Tribal Aquatic complex. This facility is currently in operation to propagate freshwater mussels and production of Largemouth and Smallmouth bass. One building, a 2,800 square foot facility, will be used in propagation of freshwater mussels and Largemouth bass and Smallmouth bass production to be used as host fish for the mussel program. The second buildi
ng, a 1,200 square foot facility, will be used to assist in the grow out of freshwater mussels such as the Neosho Mucket. The facility also has a 1.5 acre reservoir pond and seven production ponds for bass production. There are also three smaller shallower ponds that will be used to grow out minnows and other freshwater vertebrates such as crayfish for a food source for the bass production ponds.
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Mussels are artists themselves! Neat share from Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds!
Mussels are graffiti artists! Using a muscular "foot," some mussels slowly move around their habitat, leaving interesting designs.
Look for the mussel graffiti trails in shallow water. If you follow the trail, you may find a mussel! But please, leave the mussel where you find it.
Photo: Squiggle shaped depression on the floor of a shallow water source with a mussel resting in the trail by Jake Randa/ USFWS.
La Shell Thomas, Air Quality Specialist for the Environmental Department of Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, has released her latest blog: Septic Smart! Click the link below to give it a read!
Apply now for an exciting and rewarding internship with the Peoria Tribe's Aquatic Facility! We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic interns! Application period ends August 28!
Check out this blog from the Air Quality Program at Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma: FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol!
Today is the application deadline, Friday, May 15th! Stop by the office to complete your application now!
May is Asthma Awareness Month! Visit our site to learn more about the common cleaners and their relation to asthma.
When it comes to seining our ponds, our staff and interns are ALL IN!
This is the process of removing smallmouth broodfish from our spawning ponds. This happens once the eggs have hatched and turned into fry. We do this to limit predation of our young fish by the adult fish.
Stop by our office and get your application in by THIS FRIDAY, May 15th.
16 to 25 years old Tribal Member, dedicated, and hard-working? We're looking for Interns!
Application deadline is May 15th! We look forward to hearing from you!
Kyle Foster and Todd Weaver, Specialists with the Environmental Department, visited the Wild Heart Ranch this week. The ranch provides wildlife rescue services for a large range of animals! The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is working closely with them by providing fish for the rescued wildlife. The fish we supply will provide the eagle with a healthy diet and ensure optimal chances for recovery and comfort!
Happy Earth Day 2020! Although we're spending this Earth Day a little differently than previous years, there are still ways to celebrate and appreciate our Land! Below is a link to resources to learn about Earth as well as activities to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in-home!
Uncategorized Happy Earth Day 2020! Although we’re spending this Earth Day a little differently than previous years, there are still ways to celebrate and appreciate our Land! Below are two links to resources to learn about Earth as well as activities to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eart...
Celebrate Earth Day with Environmental Specialist, La Shell Thomas' Earth Day blog!!
At the Peoria Tribe Aquatic Facility, the safety of our fish is a top priority. With nearly all hands on deck, we spent the afternoon installing a net over our ponds to protect our Smallmouth Bass from flying predators!
Yesterday was a beautiful day for the Peoria Tribe of Indians Aquatic Facility to start gearing up for their spawn by sorting through our Brood-fish and pairing them.
Notice of Position Vacancy! Environmental Specialist Needed!
Salt test for our mussels. This is how we tell if they are viable. When the salinity changes in the water they are fooled in to thinking there is a fish they are touching so they close trying to clamp on to the fish.
What a difference a couple of weeks make. Our Fat mucket glochidia is now ready to be put on a fish.
Pictures of not fully developed glochidia of the Fat mucket. These glochidia will be ready to go on fish shortly. Just a little more time in momma and they will be ready.
Just a rainbow over the hatchery.
Winter inoculation is on its way.
Getting closer to having everything ready to go in the new mussel lab.
Fish count day and moving them into the wintering ponds for grow out.
Harvest day yesterday.
We are getting really close now to moving in. Hopefully the next week we will be moving equipment in. Thank you to DNA Constuction, H&K electric, B&B heat and air, and Native pride plumbing. Kevin Trease
Thank you to H&K electric for putting in the electric in our new mussel building. Also thank you to B&B heating and air for the climate control. It’s getting closer and we can’t wait to get in and get it set up.
One step closer to getting the build completed.
The trusses are her and are going up.
What a difference a few days make. New mussel building coming along nicely. Thank you DNA Constuction. Kevin Trease
Share away a good way to get a head start on a career in the environmental field. We offer flexibility on hours to accommodate school.
Walls are going up on the new mussel building.
Thank you to Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative for getting the power back on at the hatchery.
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