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  • Revised Recovery Plan Available

    In a positive step for the future of bull trout recovery, the Service announced the availability of a Revised Draft Recovery Plan for the Coterminous U.S. Population of Bull Trout. The Service is requesting review and comments on the plan as part of a 90-day public comment period. Bull trout is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in the lower 48 United States. It occurs in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Nevada.

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Clackamas River Success Story

You have to see this! Watch rare footage of threatened bull trout as they're reintroduced to the Clackamas River in Oregon. It's hard not to imagine yourself here in the running water and lush forest with this iconic species. 

Also, you can get high resolution photos of this iconic species.

Clackamas River video Bull trout photos

5-Year review

  • Status Review Completed

    The Fish and Wildlife Service completed it's last 5-year review of bull trout in 2008 and had two recommendations: 1) retain threatened status as currently listed; and 2) evaluate where distinct populations segments exit and merit the Endangered Species Act's protection.

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Last Updated: September 2, 2014

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  • Apex predator fights for its future in Western waters

    Bull trout are the apex predator in the cold, clear waters of the western United States. They’re legendary with anglers and hold great importance to many Native American tribes.

    There was a time when bull trout were wildly abundant in the six western states of Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana. Unfortunately, that is not the case today.

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