Summer Steelhead / Columbia Basin Redband Trout, Lower Snake SMU

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Photo Credit: ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Summer Steelhead / Columbia Basin Redband Trout
  • Species Scientific Name Oncorhynchus mykiss / Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri
  • Federal Listing Status Threatened
  • State Listing Status Sensitive
  • SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Lower Snake SMU, Snake River Basin 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

Interior Columbia Technical Recovery Team