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  • Implementation Plans for Bull Trout Recovery Available for Comment

    Efforts to conserve bull trout are getting a boost with the release of the draft Recovery Unit Implementation Plans that will be part of a final recovery plan outlining the conservation actions needed to recover bull trout. The 45-day comment period closes July 20.

    Email comments to:


    Mail comments to:

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
    Bull Trout Recovery Plan Comments
    1387 S. Vinnell Way, Room 368
    Boise, ID 83709
    fax (208) 378-5262
    phone (208) 378-5345



    Read the Recovery Unit Implementation Plans

Images and Videos

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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