Lake Tahoe EIP

Restoration/Recovery of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Truckee Watershed

Project Number
Action Priority
Restore and Protect Native Fish and Wildlife
U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Primary Contact
Sarah Muskopf (
2009 - 2027
Forest Restoration Program Restore and Protect Native Fish and Wildlife
This project will restore Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) habitat in the Upper Truckee River and facilitate natural range expansion of the existing LCT population by manually removing non-native trout. Upon completion, this project will provide 17.5 miles of stream and 100 lake acres for this federally threatened species and be the largest interconnected habitat for LCT in the Sierra's.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Habitat Restored or Enhanced: 4.32 acres
  • Linear Feet of Stream Channel Restored or Enhanced: 26,046 lf
  • Special Status Species Sites Protected or Re-Established: 12

Threshold Categories

  • Fisheries
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
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Credit: LTBMU Lahontan Cutthroat Trout