Lake Tahoe EIP

Increase Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Hatchery Production Capacity

Project Number
Action Priority
Restore and Protect Native Wildlife
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Primary Contact
Lisa Heki (
2020 - 2023
Forest Restoration Program Restore and Protect Native Wildlife
This project improves the infrastructure at both the USFWS's Lahontan National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) and CDFW's American River Fish Hatchery. This project benefits Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout by providing a consistent water supply and chilling operations for safeguarding broodstock and modernizing infrastructure to expand production for stocking the Tahoe Basin by both hatcheries. Increasing capacity and water supply restores an iconic native trout to the basin and expands the diversity of angling experience while helping to achieve self-sustaining interconnected populations within its historic habitat.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Fisheries
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife

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