The Owyhee River provides some of the best remaining habitat for a unique desert fish, the redband trout
We also collected normative Redband Trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii) from these sites.
The Rio Tinto Mine site that was operated between 1932 and 1976 has an associated mill, heap leach pads and mine tailings in the nearby Mill Creek, which the company will remove for placement in an on-site repository, provide hydraulic engineering services to improve the creek and restore the local redband trout
habitat and enhance water quality in the creek and the East Fork Owyhee River as well.
In the present study, two populations of Redband trout
, Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdeni, were harvested and physiological biomarkers were analyzed.
Here researchers address the concerns of these species in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, new Mexico, California, Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, British Columbia and Sonora, with reports on the status of the humpback chub, the roundtail chub, June suckers, leatherside chub, desert redband trout
, and the Oregon chub.
As imagined, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) would create an "animal superhighway," a wild heart of North America where grizzlies, wolverines, redband trout
and other threatened species could skirt developed areas and coexist with human settlements and industries.
A subspecies of the redband trout
, the California golden trout and the Little Kern golden trout, a related species, evolved from sea-run rainbow trout 20,000 years ago in the southern Sierra Nevada.
But "this deal is much better: It prevents new roads from being built, provides for federal acquisition of private lands within the area, and establishes a redband trout
reserve along with three wild and scenic rivers," says Jill Workman, a member of the chapter's High Desert Committee.
The numerous streams flowing from Steens Mountain of southeastern Oregon into the surrounding valleys provide habitat for threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi); other species petitioned for listing, such as the Catlow and Harney Basin redband trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss sspp.
Willows, alders, and cottonwoods stabilize stream banks and shade waters, keeping them clear and cold and hospitable to native fish, including the wild redband trout
The Owyhee Canyonlands, a fantastic geologic area bisected by the Owyhee River and its tributaries, is home to over 500 archeological sites, one of the nation's largest concentrations of California bighorn sheep and native redband trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss) are particularly productive in habitats with high pool frequency and low substrate fine sediments.