Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Prepared for U.S. Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project, Alpine County, CA, 18235-18236 [2010-7952] Download as PDF California Department of Fish and Game. February 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT/ TEMENT/ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT T Prepared by Prepared for . Background and Significance of Study The threatened Paiute cutthroat trout (PCT) is native to a 10km stretch of Lower Silver King Creek in the Carson-Iceberg wilderness, California. These photos are from the September 2019 reintroduction into Silver King Creek. Information about this document as published in the Federal Register. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project is an effort by the CDFW and several partner agencies to restore the fish to about nine miles of habitat downstream of Llewellyn Falls. ENTRIX, Inc . Paiute cutthroat trout restoration project Silver King Creek, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, California. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest This area is believed to be the historic range of the trout prior to its interbreeding with and displacement by introduced nonnative trout. Fish and Wildlife Service [and] California Department of Fish and Game : Contributions: U.S. USFWS/CDFG proposal to restore the threatened Paiute cutthroat trout by eradicating non-native trout from 9.1 mi of historic PCT habitat in the Silver King Creek drainage (Carson-Iceberg Wilderness), using the the piscicide rotenone. A project to restore one of the rarest trout species in America to a remote stream in Alpine County will begin this August. Silver King Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project - Notice of Availability of EIR / EIS. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. It is believed that the Paiute evolved from a sub-population of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout that became isolated in the creek. Silver King Creek, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, California . The Derby Dam Fish Screen project supports fish movement along the Truckee River and provides access to important upstream habitat for threatened Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Public Notices. The PCT is a federally-listed threatened species, and this restoration work is a major component of the recovery effort. Trout Unlimited was closely involved with many phases of this project, including helping the resource agencies with habitat restoration, removal of non-native fish, relocation of Paiute cutthroats to establish “source populations,” funding for monitoring equipment and use, and advocating before regional water quality control boards and in other venues. Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, CA. California Fish and Game 90(3): 101-118. Fish and Wildlife Service and other partners returned this California native fish to its home waters in Alpine County for the first time in more than 100 years. SILVER KING CREEK HUMBOLDT-TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST, ALPINE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project FEBRUARY 2010 . They grow to a maximum size of 10 inches and weigh up to 1 pound. So I have set the fish itself aside & am continuing on with the carving & painting of the rocks & grasses as well as taken on a new project. The purpose to establish Paiute cutthroat trout as the only … Draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report : Paiute cutthroat trout restoration project, Silver King Creek, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, California : Paiute cutthroat trout restoration project: Statement: prepared by Entrix, Inc. ; prepared for U.S. California Department of Fish and Game, Rancho Cordova, CA. All rights reserved. 2004. Paiute cutthroat trout restoration project Silver King Creek, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, California. Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project. A chemical treatment project was again conducted by the CDFG from 1991 through 1993 to eliminate hybrid trout from within the range of Paiute cutthroat. Both of the photos of Paiute Cutthroat Trout below are courtesy of Jeff Weaver, California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The project would implement the first and second recovery actions listed in the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Revised Recovery Plan (Service 2004) which lists actions to restore, recover, and ultimately delist the species. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Fish and Game Silver King Creek, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, California EPA No. These photos are from the September 2019 reintroduction into Silver King Creek. 3 Center for Biological Diversity Nancy Erman (530) 758-1206 Aquatic Ecology Specialist Emeritus, University of California. the Paiute cutthroat trout restoration project. I’m having a bit of a problem finding the right colour mix for my present carving project. TABLE OF CONTENTS Table 5.1-8 Four- and eight-hour exposure toxicity values of two formulations of active ingredient rotenone (µg/L) for rainbow trout fry and several species of invertebrates. READ MORE about the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration project to restore Paiute Cutthroat Trout below Llewellyn Falls to their historic native range. Document Description Chemically treat ~11 miles of Silver King Creek watershed with CFT Legumine (rotenone) from Llewellyn Falls downstream to Silver King Canyon to remove non-native hybridized trout. The barriers could once again insulate Paiute cutthroat trout from encroachment from non-native trout if the non-native trout in Silver King Creek could be removed. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. U.S. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout is native only to Silver King Creek, a tributary of the Carson River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Israel and B. August 08, 2019. Cordes, J.F., J.A. Document Details. Paiutes have a purple coloration, and they are distinguished from other cutthroat species because they lack most body spots. Restoring Paiute Cutthroat Trout to their native Silver King Creek nearly doubles the amount of habitat available to the fish and is considered key to their long-term survival and potential delisting. Fishery restoration efforts involving Paiute cutthroat trout span from 1950 to the present and include prior removals of non-native and hybridized fish, as well as establishing and maintaining introduced populations of genetically-pure (unhybridized) Paiute cutthroat trout. ©2019 Western Native Trout Initiative. Restoration of Paiute cutthroat trout to Silver King Creek, CA. Table of … 1536 South Carson StreetCarson City, NV 89701, Go to main Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest web site, You are here: NEPA Home / Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest NEPA Projects / Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration. The entire historic range of Paiute cutthroat trout within Silver King Creek between Llewellyn Falls and Silver King Canyon (a total of 11 miles of mainstem and tributary habitat) is occupied by non-native trout (i.e., rainbow trout, Lahontan trout and golden trout) which also The creek supports a population of Paiute Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris), a rare trout native to Silver King Creek and its tributaries in the Carson River Basin, Alpine County (Figure 1). Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Document Type NOP - Notice of Preparation Received 9/17/2008 Present Land Use The Silver Creek drainage is located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range, in Alpine County, California. READ a recent article (September 2019) about the Paiute Cutthroat Trout re-introduction into its native habitat in Silver King Creek. … The agencies are working together to restore this rare species to 11 stream miles of Silver King Creek and three of its tributaries in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness. Unless Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project. Paiute cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris) is one of fourteen subspecies of cutthroat trout. The threatened Paiute cutthroat trout (PCT) is native to a 10km stretch of Lower Silver King Creek in the Carson-Iceberg wilderness, California. Paiute Cutthroat trout are native only to Silver King Creek, a tributary of the East Fork Carson River located at an elevation of about 2,400 m (about 7,900 ft.) in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (Alpine Co.). This report presents a summary of events for the first two years of the Silver King Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project; a more thorough analysis is made of the third and final year of the project.\ud \ud (PDF contains 39 pages. iv Silver King Creek Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Final EIS/EIR . TABLE OF CONTENTS Table 5.1-8 Four- and eight-hour exposure toxicity values of two formulations of active ingredient rotenone (µg/L) for rainbow trout fry and several species of invertebrates. Posted by Mandi Finger. Subject: EPA Comments on the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/EIR), Alpine County, California (CEQ # 20100112) Dear Mr. Williams: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed the above-referenced READ MORE about the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration project to restore Paiute Cutthroat Trout below Llewellyn Falls to their historic native range. Populations of Paiute cutthroat trout have been established in several iv Silver King Creek Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Final EIS/EIR . Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Document Type NOD - Notice of Determination Received 3/17/2010 Posted 3/17/2010. A Paiute Cutthroat Trout indigenous to north western part of California in the Silver King Creek basin. 3/20/2009 (526 KB) Silver King Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project - FINAL EIS/EIR - Appendix C. Environmental Documents. Photo by William Somer, CDFW . The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project is an effort by the CDFW and several partner agencies to restore the fish to about nine miles of habitat downstream of Llewellyn Falls. The agencies are working together to restore this rare species to 11 stream miles of Silver King Creek and three of its tributaries in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness. The California Fish and Wildlife Department is asking for public support in favor of this project. In September 2019, California Department of Fish and Wildlife reintroduced genetically pure Paiute Cutthroat Trout to the 11-mile stretch of Silver King Creek between Llewellyn Falls and Snodgrass Creek that represents almost the entirety of the fish’s historic range. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2003 Contact: Jeff Miller (510) 625-0136 ext. Document Description The Paiute cutthroat trout (Oncorynchus clarki seleniris) is a federally listed threatened species. Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Fish and Game . The only populations of Paiute Cutthroat Trout in the Silver King Creek basin used to exist upstream of their native range, isolated from non-native trout by barrier waterfalls. 2004. An initial transfer of PCT from Lower Silver King Creek to Upper Silver King Creek led to the establishment of several pure populations of PCT above fish barriers. The Paiute cutthroat trout made national headlines last year when the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. FES 10-10. Paiute cutthroat trout. Implementation of the project will require discretionary approvals from federal and state agencies. In 1975, the species was downlisted to federally threatened to allow for a special rule that would facilitate management of the species by the State of California. The construction phase of the project began in September 2019, and in all supported nearly 400 jobs over the past five years. FES 10-10 Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration USFWS/CDFG proposal to restore the threatened Paiute cutthroat trout by eradicating non-native trout from 9.1 mi of historic PCT habitat in the Silver King Creek drainage (Carson-Iceberg Wilderness), using the the piscicide rotenone. Fish and Wildlife Service. Conservation of paiute cutthroat trout: the genetic legacy of population transplants in an endemic California salmonid. EPA No. Another reintroduction is scheduled to take place soon to ensure the new population reaches the numbers needed to become self-sustaining. Unfortunately, confusion over NEPA requirements and compliance for piscicide treatments by state agen-cies on national forests is not confined to California. Silver King Creek watershed, Carson-Icebery Wilderness, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest NEPA Projects. READ MORE about California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s work conserving Paiute Cutthroat Trout. Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Prepared for U.S. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout is a federally listed threatened species. Cordes, J.F., J.A. Conservation of paiute cutthroat trout: the genetic legacy of population transplants in an endemic California salmonid. Project Title: PAIUTE CUTTHROAT TROUT RESTORATION PROJECT Environmental review of this project is required under both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Californiabepartment of Fish and Game (CDFG) will serve as the lead … The homecoming in Alpine County is the culmination of decades of restoration and conservation work that got a boost in 1967, when the Paiute cutthroat … Paiute Cutthroat are native only to Silver King Creek, a headwater tributary of the Carson River in the Sierra Nevada, in California. Blueheads and Bonnevilles – Weber River, Utah, Paiute Cutthroat Species Status Report (.pdf). May. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout was one of the first animals in the nation listed as endangered in 1967 under the federal Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, now known as the Endangered Species Act. California Department of Fish and Game, Rancho Cordova, CA. FES 10-10 . Paiute cutthroat trout are currently found in Silver King Creek upstream of Llewellyn Falls, where a previously-introduced population was restored by CDFG in the early 1990's and in other tributaries where populations have been established within the watershed (e.g., Four Mile Creek, Fly Valley Creek, Coyote Creek and Corral Valley Creek). Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Fish and Game Silver King Creek, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine County, California EPA No. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout was one of the first species added to the Endangered Species List in 1967, and its reintroduction marks decades of hard work from conservationists. FOR PAIUTE CUTTHROAT TROUT RESTORATION. The homecoming in Alpine County is the culmination of decades of restoration and conservation work that got a boost in 1967, when the Paiute cutthroat received federal protection as … A Notice by the Fish and Wildlife Service on 06/02/2006. A genetically pure population of Paiute cutthroat trout was established in Corral Valley Creek and other suitable waters decades ago to ensure survival of the species while restoration work took place within Silver King Creek to remove introduced nonnative trout that displaced and hybridized with the native Paiute cutthroat trout. Chemical treatments using rotenone, conducted over the past 4 decades by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, successfully restored populations of Paiute Cutthroat Trout to the headwaters of Silver King Creek by removing the influence of non-native trout. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project is an effort by the CDFW and several partner agencies to restore the fish to about nine miles of … As seen in the message from the department's threatened trout coordinator; David Lentz below: I would like to request that Sac-Sierra TU write a letter of support for the Paiute cutthroat restoration project on Silver King Creek. This area is be - lieved to be the historic range of the trout prior to its interbreeding with and displacement by introduced nonnative trout. To read more about the Paiute Trout project, check out this article on USA … May. Israel and B. The North Fork of Cottonwood Creek population was established in 1946 by a transplant from the Silver King Creek … Throughout the western United States, USFS has … Paiute Cutthroat Trout Photo Gallery . The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project is an effort by the CDFW and several partner agencies to restore the fish to about nine miles of habitat downstream of Llewellyn Falls. This subspecies is named after the indigenous Northern Paiute peoples. All photos are courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife. California Department of Fish and Game . The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, with its crimson red-orange slash marks on the throat under the jaw and black spots scattered over steel gray to olive green scales, is Nevada's state fish and holds a cultural significance to the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe while providing the tribe with bountiful food and fish resources. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project was developed to eliminate threats from non-native fish, restore the PCT to its historical habitat, and ensure the minimum habitat requirements for long-term survival. Paiute Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Record of Decision 5 have been successfully implemented for PCT populations in donor streams (Fly Valley and Coyote Valley Creeks) and receiving waters of Silver King Creek in Upper Fish Valley have shown no adverse affects from stocking (CDFG 2009). 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