kern river rainbow Sequoia


Habitat photo of Chagoopa Creek, one of the proposed project sites.
CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife/Tracy Purpuro

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. May 20, 2015 – The public is welcome to comment on a project proposed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to collect genetically pure Kern River rainbow trout (KRRT) from three populations located in the wilderness of Sequoia National Park. The State of California, through its Heritage and Wild Trout Program proposes to restore the naturally indigenous Kern River rainbow trout to their original California source watersheds. In 2013, CDFW determined that Sequoia National Park supports the best populations of KRRT for conservation and native source watershed restoration.


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