Fish & Wildlife

Summit Twin MSP in 2005There are many species of fish and wildlife on the Fremont-Winema National Forests. We invite you to learn more about the species that roam our forests by visiting our forests or browsing through our website. The diversity in temperature and precipitation on the Fremont-Winema National Forests results in a sequence of distinct climatic regimes which support a wide variety of plant and animal communities, with habitats ranging from near-desert to lush coniferous forests.

More than 300 species of fish and wildlife occur on the Forests. Game animals most often hunted include mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and pronghorn antelope. Several varieties of trout inhabit Forest lakes and streams, and a few lakes also support warm-water fish, such as large-mouth bass. Waterfowl such as Canada geese, whistling swans, and mallards are frequently seen. The Forests support small populations of some of the larger predators (black bear, mountain lion, and bobcat) and a great variety of nongame species. Six threatened and endangered species, the bald eagle and the peregrine falcon, along with Bull Trout and short-nosed, Lost River and Warner Sucker are found on Forest lands, although the peregrine falcon presently occurs only as a rare migrant, and the suckers are found primarily downstream of the Forest proper.

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