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Salmon Sightings December 5

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Join us Saturday December 5, 11am-2pm to learn about the salmon of the Skagit Watershed.   We’ll have docents and a display available, and hopefully see fish at our chosen site. Check back the week of December 1 for details and directions!             Coho salmon by Chris Brown

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Photography/Videography Internship


Use your interest and enthusiasm for photography and film making to help inspire and encourage the community to get involved in local salmon enhancement efforts. This internship will allow you to use your creativity and develop your skills in the art of using a camera as you assist the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group in its Read More …

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From the Field

Field Notes: Snorkeling with Sockeye


Channel Creek flows through magnificent old growth National Forest and into the top of Baker Lake. The cloudy weather and changing fall colors made it a perfect western Washington day to visit the sockeye salmon. My anticipation was building for what would be my first time observing sockeye in a natural setting. As soon as Read More …

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Field Notes: East Fork Walker Creek

This cutthroat trout was one of dozens of fish relocated to cool clean water as part of the culvert replacement project

On Monday we had a great start to our East Fork Walker Creek project.  There is a 3-foot culvert on private timberland that is perched and undersized on a small tributary to Walker Creek.  SFEG is working with contractors to replace the culvert with a 60 foot bridge. Dozens of juvenile coho, cutthroat trout and Read More …

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Field Notes: Finney Creek

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Over the past couple days, SFEG staff and interns have been completing our annual Finney Creek cross section surveys. If you aren’t entirely sure what a cross section survey is, allow me to explain… but first, a little background on Finney! Finney Creek, a major tributary of the Skagit River, was historically one of the Read More …

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