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  • Bull trout. Credit: Joel Sartore/ National Geographic & Wade Fredenberg/ USFWS

    Bull trout. Credit: Joel Sartore/ National Geographic & Wade Fredenberg/ USFWS.

  • Bull trout. Credit: Joel Sartore/ National Geographic & Wade Fredenberg/ USFWS

    Bull trout. Credit: Joel Sartore/ National Geographic & Wade Fredenberg/ USFWS.

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)

NCTC Makes Scarce Bull Trout Photos Available – No Bull!

The Fish and Wildlife Service has revised the 2005 critical habitat designation for bull trout, a threatened species protected under the Endangered Species Act.  The range of the bull trout includes Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

In Montana, the Service designated as critical habitat approximately 3,056 stream miles and approximately 221,471 acres of lakes or reservoirs in Deer Lodge, Flathead, Glacier, Granite, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, and Sanders Counties. 

Under the Endangered Species Act, critical habitat is defined as a specific geographic area that is essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species and that may require special management considerations or protection. A critical habitat designation does not affect land ownership or set up a preserve or refuge and only applies to situations where federal funding, permitting, or land is involved.



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The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposed to revise the current critical habitat designation for bull trout, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, throughout its range in five Pacific Northwest states.

In Montana, approximately 3,094 stream miles and approximately 223,762 acres of lakes or reservoirs are being proposed in Deer Lodge, Flathead, Glacier, Granite, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, and Sanders Counties.

More information from the Fish and Wildlife Service - Region 1

Montana Fact Sheet:  What the Proposed Revisions Mean to Montana Landowners and Recreationists

Map of Proposed Critical Habitat - Montana

For detailed information about the bull trout draft recovery plan and proposed critical habitat, the federal register notice, maps, fact sheets and  photos, please visit http://species.fws.gov/bulltrout

Rock Creek Mine Biological Opinion (5/2003) - available (5/14/2003)

More information can be found through the Service's ECOS webpage

 

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Last modified: July 08, 2015
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