Has DFG tracked a decline in fish or amphibians that is related to fish planting necessitating meeting standards of state or federal laws?
In 2001, DFG increased high mountain lake surveys to look at and identify amphibian, reptile and fish populations in those areas. This information is currently being used to develop area specific management plans or to otherwise guide DFG stocking efforts in order to eliminate or greatly reduce potential conflicts between the stocking of hatchery-reared fish and at-risk fish or amphibian species. Since these surveys began, DFG has reduced the number of high mountain lake stocking sites and made strides in restoring native populations of amphibian species. Notes: Adjustments to HML stocking allotments have been made to benefit fisheries and native species for decades – it was an ongoing process based on summer surveys by regional fisheries biologists. The first HML management plan that specifically addressed fish and amphibian management was implemented in 1999, after several years of resource assessment work in the planning basin. The process developed for that planning effort set the