LEVEL OF CONCERN: CRITICAL
Southern steelhead populations are in danger of extinction within the next 25-50 years due to anthropogenic and environmental impacts threatening their recovery. Since its listing as an endangered species in 1997, Southern steelhead abundance has continued to decline to precariously low levels.
The abundance of Southern steelhead is precariously low throughout their range. Drought, increasing human population pressures, and climate change have contributed to their continued decline.
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