Bull trout were listed as a threatened species in 1998, for its entire region of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon. Under former Governor Phil Batt, Idaho developed a recovery plan, much of which is being used in the current federal recovery planning process. Governor Batt's recovery plan can be read below (Bull Trout Conservation 1996).
The state of Idaho in conjunction with the state of Montana provided comments on the 5-year status review of bull trout, noting that its abundance and range show the fish should be de-listed from the Endangered Species Act. For a copy of the report please contact OSC. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to release a recovery plan for bull trout, the plan is due in September 2015.
Bull Trout Conservation Plan 1996 [PDF] 133 pages - 6 MB