Inmates Help Stillaguamish Tribe Improve Coho Habitat

STANWOOD (Feb. 10, 2003) — The Stillaguamish Tribe and inmates from Indian Ridge Correctional Facility are teaming up to save coho salmon in a tributary of Pilchuck Creek.

To allow salmon to travel upstream into Beaver Pond Creek, four inmates are carving a fish ladder out of a solid rock barrier to fish passage. Work is likely to finish this week. The project will open up approximately three miles of quality spawning and rearing habitat for coho.