Stillaguamish Tribe Saves Stranded Coho

ARLINGTON (Nov. 21, 2001) — The journey for a salmon on its way to spawn is difficult enough given natural barriers. When human intervention into the natural environment creates stream blockage, though, even these magnificent fish sometimes need an assist to complete their epic journey.

The Stillaguamish Tribe is helping dozens of coho salmon traverse a blockage on Kruger Creek in Arlington. Until the stream blockage – a set of log weirs that has been in place for over a decade – can be dealt with, the tribe will transport the 25-30 stranded coho from behind the barricade to their spawning gravel downstream.