From the Field


There are amazing things going on at Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and here is the place to hear it– straight from the fish’s mouth!

Salmon restoration and the recovery of the Southern Residents

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the largest members of the oceanic dolphin family and can be found in waters across the globe. They are incredibly social animals, travelling, hunting and playing in groups known as pods. Often times these pods are family-based, where the mother leads her offspring and their young, sharing hunting techniques and Read More …

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Salmon, Lampreys, and Minnows—OH MY! Nighttime Snorkel Surveys

It was 11:30 at night.  The search was put on pause as someone re-adjusted their gear.  Wanting a break and to see what was going on, I flipped over to my back. Pleasantly surprised, I found myself floating as if I was in the Great Salt Lake:  completely buoyant and relaxed as the current gently Read More …

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With Blooming Plants Comes Blooming Volunteers

  There’s a saying that goes “a harsh winter is always followed by spring.”  What they don’t mention is with blooming plants comes blooming volunteers—ready and eager to work.  This month we had two potting parties, along with weekly opportunities, for volunteers to come out and provide new homes for our baby plants.  Despite rain, Read More …

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