LEVEL OF CONCERN: HIGH
Despite significant efforts in recent years, wild, self-sustaining Lahontan Cutthroat trout in California face a large and increasing risk of extinction over the next 50 years due primarily to the presence of non-native trout and degraded habitats throughout their range.
Local extirpations in marginal habitat have decreased the abundance and distribution of Lahontan Cutthroat trout (LCT). Increased restoration actions in the Truckee and Walker rivers and Independence Lake, fish rescues, and reintroduction programs inside and outside of their historical range will help expand the species into restored habitats.
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