LEVEL OF CONCERN: LOW
Coastal Cutthroat trout populations in California are small, fragmented, and face multiple threats, including cumulative impacts from land use practices. While their numbers appear to be stable in the few watersheds they inhabit it is equally likely that they have declined in response to watershed alteration throughout their range.
Recent investigations indicate that we know very little about Coastal Cutthroat trout or where they live in California. They depend upon estuaries, and so habitat acquisition, protection, and restoration in the Smith and Klamath rivers, Redwood Creek, and lagoons throughout Del Norte and Humboldt counties is required to improve conditions for Coastal Cutthroat trout.
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