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Twenty-two years after being listed in danger of extinction, the little 3-inch fish has been taken off the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species List. The minnow, exclusively found in the Willamette River basin, was a victim of habitat loss from loss of wetlands, channelization of the river and the damming of feeder creeks and streams. Habitat restoration efforts appear to have turned the tide, however, and the little piscines have become the first fish species to ever be taken off the ESL. The Oregonian provides details: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/02/oregon_chub_becomes_first_fish.html