Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Alberta Population of Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) in Canada

Cutthroat Trout are widely distributed throughout much of western North America. Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) are the only subspecies native to Alberta. Historically, Westslope Cutthroat Trout inhabited most streams in south-western Alberta from the alpine to the prairies. Currently, genetically pure Cutthroat Trout occupy only a small fraction of the original Westslope Cutthroat Trout distribution and occur as small, disconnected populations.

Consultation period: 2019-05-14 to 2019-07-13


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SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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