Hiking the CDT: Seven native trout, 3,100 miles, five months

“My hope is the information I gather can be useful to Trout Unlimited as they continue their conservation efforts, especially regarding climate change. I might even get to meet up with TU staff and volunteers along the trail to learn about what’s happening in their different projects. I look forward to reporting in on what I’m learning about the trout and all the water sheds I encounter on the CDT.”

Hard work on Lahontan cutthroat trout threatened by hybridization

By Jason Barnes As one of only two lakes in the world to support a relict self-sustaining and naturally reproducing population of Lahontan cutthroat trout, a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act,  Independence Lake is irreplaceable. We are no stranger to adverse conditions at the high elevation lake near Truckee, Calif., but even the … Read more

Barging increases likelihood of hatchery fish straying into wild steelhead populations

“To repeat the obvious, that means in 2006 an estimated 42 percent of the spawners in this “wild” population were hatchery fish. Statistical modeling indicated the number of steelhead smolts barged in the Snake River in the previous several years was a strong predictor of PHOS (Percent Hatchery Origin Spawners).”