Salmon and Trout Education Program (STEP) Steelhead Trout Stocking


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #3
Document Title
Salmon and Trout Education Program (STEP) Steelhead Trout Stocking
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The STEP Program is intended to supplement wild runs of steelhead trout in the San Lorenzo River and Scott Creek, while educating school children in the ecology of the species. One female and four male steelhead are collected from each watercourse and spawned separately at the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout (MBSTP) facility in Santa Cruz County. Between 65 and 130 teachers from local schools receive 30 fertile eggs, as well as rearing tanks and direction from the Department and MBSTP. Surviving juveniles are released at various locations in the respective watersheds from which the parent stock were collected.

Contact Information

Dave Johnston
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Game, Region 3
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; Sec 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Fish Stocking by the Department of Fish and Game.

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