Summer Steelhead / Columbia Basin Redband Trout, Mid Columbia SMU

Photo Credit: ODFW


  • 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 Mid Columbia SMU, Middle Columbia River ESU


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

Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Steelhead in the Middle Columbia River Steelhead Distinct Population Segment