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Skagit River

Tension over salmon shortage

Recreational fishermen protest tribal members’ harvest

Date: 05/07/2016 | Local News

Where to see bald eagles up close right now

The Skagit River and the surrounding watershed — or more specifically the salmon that thrive there — attract one of the largest populations of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. Each winter, the eagles arrive to feast on salmon.

Date: 12/08/2015 | Explore NW

Volunteer as an eagle watcher this winter; applications due soon

The Forest Service is looking for volunteers for the Eagle Watchers Program along the Skagit River.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Explore NW

Too few pink salmon prompts Skagit tribe to close fishery

MOUNT VERNON — The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe has decided to close its pink salmon fishery because fewer pinks have returned to the Skagit River than anticipated.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Set aside three rivers for wild steelhead

Steelhead are Washington's state fish. Revered by anglers and historically numerous, today most of our wild steelhead runs are in deep trouble, either extinct or threatened with extirpation, extinction of local species. Current populations are less than 5 percent of historic abundance.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Commentary

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