2022 Articles

Tildon Jones – Habitat Coordinator, Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program

Say hello to Tildon Jones the habitat coordinator for the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program where he works with field biologists to manage and develop habitat projects for fishes listed under the Endangered Species Act. He also serves as the Recovery Program’s species lead for Colorado pikeminnow and a subject matter expert on Flaming Gorge Dam flow recommendations to benefit listed fish. Before joining the Recovery Program office in 2018, Tildon spent 12 years working as a field biologist and supervisor for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Vernal, UT. During that time, he monitored and managed Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker populations in the Green, Yampa, and White rivers. Tildon was awarded the Recovery Program’s “Researcher of the Year” award in 2017 for his work on endangered fish in the Upper Basin. Tildon earned a master’s degree in zoology from Clemson University and currently resides in Vernal, Utah.