Bull trout were listed as a threatened species in 1998, for its entire region of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon. Under then-Governor Batt, Idaho had 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).
Recently, the State of Idaho in conjunction with 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 ESA. For a copy of this report, please contact OSC.
Bulltrout Conservation Plan 1996 [PDF] 133 pages - 6 MB