Search and Destroy!

lost in a knotweed patch along the Sauk RiverSFEG and our Washington Conservation Crew are diving into the Upper Skagit knotweed program!  Stewardship Manager Bengt Miller and Washington Conservation Corps members will spend the bulk of their summer floating the Sauk and Upper Skagit River searching out and destroying knotweed, a highly invasive weed that can damage salmon habitat by outcompeting native riparian vegetation and changing the channel dynamic.  Thanks to this program, started by The Nature Conservancy back in 2003, and led by SFEG since 2010, the Upper Skagit River is one of the few rivers in western Washington that is virtually free of knotweed.