Yellowstone Cutthroat is a resident fish species, and has been named as a focal species by subbasin planners in 3 subbasins. Snapshot data are available in 3 subbasins.
Yellowstone Cutthroat is not a Federally protected species, though it is listed as a "species of concern" in 3 subbasins.
No biological objectives have been set for this focal species in the Columbia River Basin.
Yellowstone cutthroat are native to the Yellowstone River drainage of southwest and south-central Montana. Pure, unhybridized populations are limited to some headwaters streams and Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone cutthroat trout inhabit relatively clear, cold streams, rivers, and lakes. In general, Yellowstone cutthroat are larger than westslope cutthroat and more prone to eat fish as part of their diet.
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Focal species represent the fish species that the subbasin planners have identified as focal species for the respective subbasin. The biological objectives associated with a focal species were either described in the subbasin plan or were included in state, tribal, or federal recovery/management plans. Biological objectives and current status are linked to their respective reference information; if the reference exists on-line, a link is provided to the original data.
The status and trend information represents the most current data that is available. Data were collected through interviews with biologists and reviews of reports and websites. Each chart is linked to a table of the data, and each datapoint in that table is linked to reference information. The focal species data presented have been reviewed and approved by the respective collectors.