South-Central California Coast Steelhead

Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus

LEVEL OF CONCERN: CRITICAL
South-Central California Coast (SCCC) steelhead are in long-term decline across their range, despite recent recovery actions taken in core watersheds. Without widespread efforts to restore streamflows and improve access to historical habitat, SCCC steelhead will likely be extinct in southern California within 50 years.

What has helped SCCC steelhead recover?

Characteristics

Abundance

Habitat and Behavior

Genetics

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California Trout, Inc.

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