Just like people rely on roads to cross over creeks as they move throughout the region, salmon and steelhead rely on barrier-free creeks flowing under roads to reach vital upstream habitats.
Moving to the Pacific Northwest, I didn’t know what I was stepping into. I didn’t realize the importance of salmon to this whole region, their cultural significance, and their role in the ecosystem’s balance.
A new King County Fish Resources Monitoring Program will track, and drive improvement, of the overall effectiveness of ongoing strategies to conserve fish resources.
This year, $5.12 million was awarded in 42 grants to the four Water Resource Inventory Areas or WRIAs that oversee salmon recovery in King County.
The Cedar River is closed from river mile 4.5 to 13.5 due to several downed logs spanning the corridor and blocking safe passage. Those logjams create hazards for recreationalists and habitat for fish — a policy puzzle King County is currently working to address.
New “smolt slides” will help young salmon get through the Ballard Locks more safely on their way to the ocean.
Snoqualmie Fish, Farm and Flood Advisory Committee that has spent more than three years forging the first major agreement in the county to strike a balance between farming interests and salmon recovery.
The Bendich property before the Green Shores for Homes makeover and after. The bulkhead was removed to create a more natural shoreline that is better for the environment and fish.