Bull Trout, Malheur River SMU

Bull Trout
Photo Credit: Terry Smith, U. S. Forest Service


  • Species Common Name Bull Trout
  • Species Scientific Name Salvelinus confluentus
  • Federal Listing Status Threatened
  • State Listing Status Sensitive
  • SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Malheur River SMU


Special needs

Requires cool temperatures for spawning and rearing. Requires channel complexity and available migratory corridors.

Limiting factors

Dams. Water temperature. Brook trout. Riparian habitat.

Conservation actions

Address connectivity. Manage effects of brook trout. Increase tree cover to cool streams.