Action Timeline

November 14, 2012 – The Virgin River was named one of the top 10 ecosystems in the country most threatened by water development in a report released by the Endangered Species Coalition, Water Woes:How Dams, Diversions, Dirty Water and Drought Put America's Wildlife.

November 20, 2012 – The Center filed a petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for the Virgin River spinedace, a small fish once common throughout the Virgin River basin in northwestern Arizona, southeastern Nevada and southwestern Utah.

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