Bull Trout Action Plan

The Bull Trout Action Plan is not in itself an official “recovery plan”. It is a locally-written document that complements the USFWS Bull Trout Recovery Plan by providing detailed population information and proposing specific actions and next steps that will benefit bull trout in the Yakima basin.

 2012 Yakima Bull Trout Action Plan (BTAP)

The BTAP was originally written in 2011-12 by biologists from Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board, WDFW and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with ongoing review from the Yakima Bull Trout Working Group and public review from June 1- July 2, 2012. The final 2012 version is available via the link at left. The cited references from the 2012 Action Plan are accessible via our BTAP Digital Library. Thank you to all contributors! 

2016-2017 Updates to the Yakima Bull Trout Recovery Plan

Since 2012, interest in bull trout recovery in the Yakima Basin has increased. The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan is focusing new attention and resources on bull trout issues in the basin, and the USFWS Endangered Species Act required Bull Trout Recovery Plan was finalized in 2015. In 2016, the Yakima Bull Trout Working Group (BTWG) began updating the actions identified in the BTAP to ensure that they are complete, up-to-date and linked to the 2015 USFWS Bull Trout Recovery Plan. The BTWG is reviewed a group of populations approximately every two months; the actions for all 12 populations have been now been updated and approved, and are available below:

Overview of Update Process

2017 Yakima Bull Trout Action Plan Actions Update as approved by the Bull Trout Working Group and the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board.