Instagram photo by westernnativetroutAt present, there are multiple State, Federal, Tribal and private conservation efforts that are working to improve the status of WCT in the northwestern U.S. Projects have generally followed a site- specific/opportunity- based approach rather than a watershed approach, with varied results and accomplishments.
Since 2006, the Western Native Trout Initiative has contributed over $347,000 to 11 projects benefiting Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. Projects have included a 2009 rangewide status assessment, numerous barrier removal efforts, as well as stream and riparian restoration. #knowyournatives