Thursday, April 15, 2010

Great Article on the Hoh River Trust


Last week the Seattle Times published an article on the Hoh River Trust and their efforts to protect one of the most intact salmon ecosystems in the Lower 48. The Hoh Trust began its work in 2001 when the Wild Salmon Center and the Western Rivers Conservancy joined forces to start the task of protecting critical habitat in the Lower Hoh Valley. The Hoh is unique in the fact that the entire upper watershed is protected within the boundaries of the Olympic National Park. Seeing an opportunity to provide a corridor of protected habitat from the park boundary to the rivers mouth, the Hoh River Trust was founded and has been working hard for the last 9 years to make that goal a reality. The organization now owns more than 7000 acres in the Hoh River watershed, protecting critical riparian habitats on one of Washington's greatest salmon rivers in perpetuity. More information in the Seattle Times Article.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011551677_hohconservation08m.html

Also check out the Hoh Trust's website

http://www.hohrivertrust.org/

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