LEVEL OF CONCERN: MODERATE
Northern California winter steelhead are in a state of long-term decline over much of their range due to land use practices that reduce habitat for juveniles, such as diversions that desiccate nursery tributaries during summer months.
While the Level of Concern for Northern California (NC) winter steelhead has remained the same since 2008, the latest research indicates that they are now more susceptible to climate change impacts and are vulnerable to anthropogenic threats.
Scroll down for more information about the NC winter steelhead. To read the full species account, click here.
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