Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great news for Wind River steelhead


The Wind river was once one of Washington States most legendary summer steelhead streams. By the mid 1990s the rivers once strong runs of steelhead had been decimated. Over the last decade the runs have slowly been recovering and this summer the fish will get a major boost. A dam on Trout Creek one of the most important summer steelhead tributaries on the Wind will be removed providing fish with easier access to the upper watershed and restoring habitat connectivity and ecological function between the once fragmented stream reaches. See the coverage in the Columbian newspaper here.

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