In 2012, local bull trout biologists in the Yakima Basin completed the Yakima Bull Trout Action Plan, and in 2016, the Yakima Bull Trout Working Group began an intensive update. This document is a locally developed summary of information about Yakima Basin bull trout populations. It includes information about population status, habitat, and a detailed analysis of threats by life stage and corresponding monitoring and restoration actions. It is being used to track our progress towards implementing priority actions needed to recovery bull trout in the Yakima Basin.
The Bureau of Reclamation issued the 2015 Bull Trout Enhancement Plan as part of the Kachess Drought Relief Pumping Plant in 2015. The Enhancement Plan identifies specific actions that will benefit bull trout, with an emphasis on the Gold Creek, Kachess and Box Canyon populations.
In 2015, key parties in the Yakima Basin also signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing each other to working to recovery bull trout in the Yakima Basin.