These trout, which are native solely to Eagle Lake and its tributary streams, are no longer a naturally self-sustaining species.
Their ability to exist as a wild population diminishes each year they remain completely dependent on hatchery for production. Historically, this fish migrated to surrounding streams for rearing prior to returning to spawn.
Due to decreased flows in surrounding tributaries (such as Pine Creek), passage is now impossible.
Our intent is to protect the long-term sustainability of the Eagle Lake rainbow trout. We will do this by:
- Assembling and facilitating stakeholders in the development of a Pine Creek Restoration Plan to improve in-stream flows and fish passage into Eagle Lake
Key Partners: California Department of Fish & Game, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, UC Davis, Plumas Corporation