Summer Steelhead / Coastal Rainbow Trout, Lower Columbia SMU

steelhead rainbow redband
Photo Credit: ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Summer Steelhead / Coastal Rainbow Trout
  • Species Scientific Name Oncorhynchus mykiss / Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
  • Federal Listing Status Threatened
  • State Listing Status Sensitive
  • SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Lower Columbia SMU, Lower Columbia River ESU

Ecoregions

Special needs

Require streams with clean gravel, complex habitat, and cool temperatures for spawning and rearing. Require access for anadromous migration.

Limiting factors

Water quality. Alterations of hydrology and watershed function. Fish passage. Riparian condition. Marine survival.

Conservation actions

Maintain or restore aquatic and riparian habitat. Continue ongoing restoration efforts involving landowners, tribes, and agency partners (NOAA, NMFS, ODFW, OWEB).

Key reference or plan

Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead