Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout in California: Status of an Emblematic Fauna
(Moyle, Israel and Purdy) 2008. Report commissioned by California Trout that chronicles the status of each of California’s native fish population of salmon, steelhead, and trout. Each account includes information on description, taxonomic relationships, life history, habitat requirements, distribution, abundance, factors affecting status, conservation and trends. Report concludes that 20 of 31 living taxa (65%) are in danger of extinction within the next century due to human competition for water, landscape alteration, overfishing, introduction of alien species and climate change. A shorter report from California Trout is available as SOS: California’s Native Fish Crisis: Status of and Solutions for Restoring Our Vital Salmon, Steelhead and Trout Populations.