King 5: Squaxin Island Tribe track “coho explosion” in creek

From King 5 last night:

“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.”

Goldsborough Creek has become one of the few in the Northwest with a growing population of Coho salmon and is now a classroom to study effects of what might happen next year when the two dams on the Elwha will become the nation’s largest ever dam removal project.

The tribe also just received a sizable grant to continue work on Goldsborough, protecting and restoring habitat, while also working with local governments and property owners.