Salmon

  Oct/Nov 2021

State Awards Grants to Aid Salmon  Recovery

The grants went to 105 projects in 29 of the state’s 39 counties. The grants will pay for work to restore salmon habitat. Lummi Nation Grant Awarded: $100,000 The Lummi Nation will use this grant to study the feasibility and develop … Continue reading

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  August 2021

Strong Run of Spring Chinook Salmon Predicted

by Alex Morris No word yet on actual numbers … To an outsider, the simple trailer sitting outside the Whatcom Creek hatchery in Maritime Heritage Park may not seem like much. Yet, inside, the renewal of the iconic Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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  September 2020

State Receives More Than $11 Million in Federal Grants to Benefit Southern Resident Killer Whale and Chinook Recovery

The Washington state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) today announced the award of more than $11 million in grants to 11 Chinook salmon habitat and hatchery projects from a new grant program under the Pacific Salmon Treaty. NOAA Fisheries is … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Housing Policy is … Salmon Policy?

by David Goldberg How state laws permitting more homes could ease two crises at once. Across the Pacific Northwest, urban sprawl is decimating salmon habitat. Fish scientists who study the effects of urbanization on salmon, steelhead and orcas are unanimous: … Continue reading

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  December 2018

Could Anchovies and Other Fish Take Pressure Off Salmon and Steelhead?

by Christopher Dunagan Part 3 Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. An intensive research program in the United States and Canada is studying why so few salmon in the Salish Sea are returning … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Size Means Survival for Young Salmon

by Christopher Dunagan Part 2 This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. An intensive research program in the United States and Canada is studying why so few salmon in the Salish Sea are returning home to … Continue reading

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  October-November 2018

Volunteers Celebrate World Fish Migration Day

by Amy Johnson Volunteers with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) celebrated Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) with NSEA on April 21. One hundred and eighty stalwart volunteers came to NSEA’s campus to make a difference in the … Continue reading

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  September 2018

Skookum Creek: Supporting Salmon Life Cycles

by Amanda McKay The life cycle of the salmon is one to be admired: a consistent rotation of spawning, hatching, feeding, migration and the ultimate end-of-life sacrifice. With its cold, clear waters, Skookum Creek has the potential to provide salmon … Continue reading

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  September 2018

Clues Emerging in Salmon Deaths

by Christopher Dunagan Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. An intensive research program in the U.S. and Canada is studying why so few salmon in the Salish Sea are returning home to spawn. … Continue reading

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  March 2016

Padden Creek Update: Salmon Stream Sees Daylight After 120 Years

by Ron Kleinknecht   Editor’s note: This article was originally published Jan. 27, 2016, on the Daily Kos (www.dailykos. com). It has been edited slightly to include updated information. After 120 years, a half-mile length of Padden Creek will once … Continue reading

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