Species on Station
The primary mission of the Williams Creek facility is the rearing of the threatened Apache trout, and is the only facility in the nation to have a captive broodstock of the Apache trout. They also receive rainbow, brook and brown trout eggs from broodstock hatcheries around the country. The Alchesay facility serves as a “grow-out rearing unit” for rainbow, brown trout and Apache trout fingerlings transferred from the Williams Creek facility as 3-6 inch fingerling. Alchesay and Williams Creek hatcheries stock out around 1,00,000 6-10 inch rainbow, brown, brook, and Apache trout annually.