Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Oregon
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Oregon Project

Incorporating climate, disease and invasive species into the conservation of a First Food, Klamath redband trout

October 2022 - September 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

This research will provide actionable science to incorporate the interacting threats of climate change, disease, and invasive species into conservation plans seeking to restore subsistence fisheries for the Klamath Tribes. To address specific knowledge gaps expressed by our partners, we will identify the redband trout habitats most susceptible to both invasive trout and the salmonid parasite Ceratonova shasta. In doing so we will evaluate an unrecognized ecosystem dynamic, in which native pathogens restrict the thermal niche of invasive species, conferring indirect benefits to a native fish.