Puget Sound Steelhead

ESA Listing Status: Threatened on May 11, 2007 pdf format 109kb; updated April 14, 2014 pdf format 503kb

DPS Definition: This distinct population segment, or DPS, includes naturally spawned anadromous O. mykiss (steelhead) originating below natural and manmade impassable barriers from rivers flowing into Puget Sound from the Elwha River (inclusive) eastward, including rivers in Hood Canal, South Sound, North Sound and the Strait of Georgia. Also, steelhead from six artificial propagation programs:

Current Population Trends:

Critical Habitat: Final Designation February 2016 

Protective Regulations: Issued Sept. 25, 2008 pdf format 61kb

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