Klamath River bull
trout were listed as threatened under the federal Endangered
in 1998. In the final listing rule, seven subpopulations
were identified within the Klamath River basin: Threemile and Sun Creeks
(tributaries to Upper Klamath Lake), Long Creek (tributary to the Sycan
River); and Deming, Leonard, Brownsworth and Boulder/Dixon Creeks
(tributaries to the upper Sprague River). All of these populations are
considered “precariously low.” However, very little current information
is available for Leonard, Deming or Boulder/Dixon Creeks.
In 2005, the Native Fish Investigations Project
and Klamath Watershed District initiated quantitative electrofishing
surveys in Leonard, Deming, Sheepy,
and Boulder/Dixon Creeks. Our goal was to obtain current information
about the distribution and abundance of redband and bull trout within
the Sprague River subbasin.
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