NR team making news

SHELTON, Wash. – Biologists returning from a fish trap in the middle of Goldsborough Creek in Shelton are smiling. They have a bucket of full of wiggling, healthy fish.

The young Coho salmon and cutthroat trout are among a new generation of ocean-going fish that are thriving in spawning grounds once sealed off by a small dam. The dam was removed ten years ago opening up several miles of river that were blocked to migrating fish.

“This was a big success,” said a smiling John Konovsky, Environmental Program Manager for the Squaxin Island Tribe. “There were thousands of fish using this creek, now there are tens of thousands.”

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