In this time of dire drought that is threatening California’s already imperiled native trout, action needs to be taken to do what is necessary to sustain these iconic fish.
Genetically pure strains of native trout, including Kern River rainbow trout, are more resilient to a changing environment and particularly to “shocks” to their environment, such as those resulting from current drought conditions.
A project proposed by the California Deptartment of Fish & Wildlife to breed pure genetic strains of Kern River rainbow trout should provide a necessary step in helping to ensure healthy populations are sustained well into the future. As such, CalTrout supports the proposed plan and would encourage others to do so as well.
You can read about the planned project here.