trout are a beautiful native char found in rivers and streams throughout
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada, including in the Columbia
Highlands of northeastern Washington. To survive, they need cool, clear water;
large wood, stable stream banks, and deep pools; and stream connections between
spawning and rearing sites.
In the late 1990s, bull trout were listed
under the Endangered Species Act as threatened with extinction, and they
currently occupy only half of their historic range. A new proposal would
designate "critical" habitat—those areas necessary to ensure survival and
recovery—for bull trout in the greater Northwest. Please comment
by April 5, 2010. Urge the US Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the best
possible protections to bull trout. TAKE ACTION NOW
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