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    Little River Canyon

    National Preserve Alabama

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  • Prescribed Fires Scheduled for April 10-12, 2014

    Closures include Slant Rock Campsite, Backcountry Roads 01, 02, 03 and 04 on the days of the burn and the day after. Slant Rock Burn Unit is located on the north side of Highway 35 and west of County Road 103. The burn will enhance native habitats. More »

Blue Shiner

Blue Shiner, Endangered Species
Blue Shiner, Endangered Species found in Little River
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Blue Shiner (Cyprinella caerulea)

The Blue Shiner is an endangered species of ray-finned fish found in Little River within the preserve boundaries. They prefer clear water with slow currents. Insects are the main diet for this fish. They reproduce from late April to late July.

The name comes from the color of the fish. It is blue with a bright blue/green stripe that runs from the head to the tail. The head is small and triangular. Fins are bright yellow or orange with white around the edges. The body of the fish is narrow and up to about three inches in length.

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Dog on a Leash

Pets are welcome at Little River Canyon National Preserve as long as they are on a leash at all times.