Smithsonian on Saving Skagit Salmon

October 8, 2014 By: Erin Block

The Skagit River watershed is home to five species of wild Pacific salmon: chinook, chum, pink, sockeye and coho, as well as steelhead. However, all are facing a threatened future due to climate change, invasive species and habitat degradation. “The controversies surrounding salmon are complicated,” writes Priscilla Long in a recent article on the human impact to salmon populations. Yet she sees reason for hope and a chance to save these icons of the Pacific Northwest. Read more via Smithsonian Magazine.