Location: The By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve is a 460 acre property located in northern Mono County, approximately five miles west of the town of Bridgeport, California.
Purpose of Acquisition: The primary purpose for the acquisition of the By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve was to protect and enhance habitat for the only known endemic population of genetically pure Walker Basin Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi), a federal and state listed segment of the population.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Protect and enhance aquatic and riparian habitats, maintain a self sustaining and genetically viable population of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in By-Day Creek, protect montane conifer forest habitats, and protect and restore wet mountain meadows.
Environmental Review Process
Status: Public and agency review period open until April 27, 2020.
Notice of Determination:
CEQAnet Project Information
Management Plan Retention
A hard copy of the Management Plan, including public comments and responses, can be viewed during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Inland Deserts Region - Bishop Field Office
787 North Main Street, Suite 220
Bishop, CA 93514
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.