Summer Steelhead / Coastal Rainbow Trout, Coastal SMU

Photo Credit: ODFW


  • Species Common Name Summer Steelhead / Coastal Rainbow Trout
  • Species Scientific Name Oncorhynchus mykiss / Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive
  • SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Coastal SMU, Oregon Coast ESU


Special needs

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

Limiting factors

Only two populations. 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

Coastal Multi-species Conservation and Management Plan