The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex
Pacific Southwest Region


Bigelow, J.P., W.M. Rauw, and L. Gomez-Raya. 2010. Acclimation in Simulated Lake Water Increases Survival of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Challenged with Saline, Alkaline Water from Walker Lake, Nevada. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 130:3.

Dilts, T.E., P.J. Weisberg, J. Yang, T.J. Olson, P.L. Turner, L.A. Condon 2012. Using Historical General Land Office Survey Notes to Quantify the Effects of Irrigated Agriculture on Land Cover Change in an Arid Lands Watershed. Arid Lands Watershed, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102:3, 531-548.

Finger, Amanda J., and Bernie May. 2010. Walker Lake Tui Chub Genetics Report. Genomic Variation Laboratory, Department of Animal Sciences, University of California, Davis.

Herbst, D.B., R.B. Medhurst, S.W. Roberts, R. Jellison, 2013. Substratum associations and depth distribution of benthic invertebrates in saline Walker Lake, Nevada, USA. Hydrobiologia 700:61-72.

Peacock, M.M., and N.A. Dochtermann. 2012. Evolutionary potential but not extinction risk of Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkia henshawii) is associated with stream characteristics. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:1-12.

Robinson, M.L., L. Gomez-Raya, W.M. Rauw, and M.M. Peacock. 2008. Fulton’s body condition factor K correlates with survival time in thermal challenge experiment in juvenile Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi). Journal of Thermal Biology 33:363-368.

Sedinger, J.S., E.J. Blomberg, A.W. VanDellen, and S. Beyers, 2012. Environmental and Population Strain Effects on Survival of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in Walker Lake, Nevada: A Bayesian Approach. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32: 515-522.

Yang J, T.E. Dilts, L.A. Condon, P.L. Turner, and P.J. Weisberg. 2011. Longitudinal and transverse-scale environmental influences on riparian vegetation across multiple levels of ecological organization. Landscape Ecology 26:381-395

Reports and Presentations

Bell, I.D., D.B. Herbst, R.B. Medhurst, and S.W. Roberts. Population dynamics of benthic invertebrates at Walker Lake (Nevada) under changing lake levels and potential food web alteration. Presentation to the Desert Fishes Council meeting November 15-17, 2012.

Condon, L., J. Giffin, E. Martinez. Developing a Coarse Scale Tamarisk Removal and Revegetation Plan on Walker River Paiute Tribal Lands. Tamarisk Symposium Presentation - (2.1 MB PDF)

Giffin, J.M., M. Langsdorf. Proposed Funding to Eradicate Noxious Weeds Utilizing Select Manual and Mechanical Removal and the Application of Prescribed Herbicides. Noxious Weed EA (.7 MB PDF)

Herbst B.D., B.R. Medhurst, S.W. Roberts, I.D. Bell. Defining salinity limits on the survival and growth of benthic insects as conservation management targets for saline Walker Lake, Nevada, USA.

Herbst, D.B., R.B. Medhurst, and I.D. Bell. Walker Lake Ecological Monitoring of the Status and Trends of the Benthic Ecosystem: Invertebrate Populations, Algae, Lake Level, Salinity, and Waterbird Surveys. Report to the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, April 2013.

Jellison, R.S. and D.B. Herbst. 2012. Declining Lahontan tui chub (Siphelates bicolor) abundance duringa recent period (2009-2012) of increasing salinity in Walker Lake, Nevada. Summary report on Hydroacoustic Fish Surveys to the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex.

Jellison, R. S. and K. Rose. Nutrients, chlorophyll, and sestonic C:N:P ratios in Walker Lake during 2009-2011. 2012. Draft report to the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex.

Medhurst, R.B., D.B. Herbst, I.D. Bell. The receding waters of Walker Lake, Nevada: a history of its fishery and status update on the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi, and Tui Chub, Siphateles bicolor. Presentation to the Desert Fishes Council meeting November 15-17 2012.

Otis Bay Ecological Consultants. 2009. Walker River Biophysical Assessment. Final report to the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex.

Wright, K. A. 2012. Effects of a Declining Lake Elevation and Increasing TDS Levels on Lahontan Tui Chub in Walker Lake, Nevada.

2007-2008 Annual Progress Report - (10.6 MB PDF)


In Press

Young, J.S., E.M. Ammon, P.J.Weisberg, T.E. Dilts, W. E. Newton, D.C. Wong-Kone, and L.G. Heki. Comparison of Bird Community Indices for Riparian Restoration Planning and Monitoring.

Chambers, J.C., E.P. Eldredge, K.A. Snyder, D.I. Board, T. Forbis de Queiroz, and V. Hubbard. 2013? Restoring Abandoned Agricultural Lands in Arid Environments: Tradeoffs between Water Availability and Invasive Species. Journal of Arid Environments

Last updated: April 23, 2015