Trout Anglers' Efforts May Have Saved California Species

December 15, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Prior to the disastrous Cedar fire in 2003, Allen Greenwood, co-founder of San Diego Trout, led a group to collect 16 native coastal rainbow trout from the upper waters of Sweetwater Creek in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. With permission from the California Department of Fish & Game, the fish were put into an aquarium at the Chula Vista Nature Center, which sits at the mouth of the Sweetwater River.” The October Cedar fire wiped out all of the native trout in the Sweetwater River, and now scientists are trying to turn those remaining fish into a breeding population. Ernie Cowen in the North County Times.