Trout" live in self-sustaining populations. "Native trout" are wild trout living within the historic range for their species. Note that the same species can be both native and exotic, depending on where the population is located. For example, the rainbow trout is native to the west coast of the US, and exotic everywhere else it is found.
We think that all wild trout populations are, in this era of global climate change, a small miracle and worthy of protection. But we appreciate the diversity of native trout, their exquisite beauty, and the connection they provide to the natural world. In this section of the website, you'll find the most comprehensive set of information anywhere about were to find them. Click on a trout image to get more information!