North Cascades National Park Service Complex
Hey, Ranger Robin here, just hanging out by the Skagit River.
Did you know the Skagit River is 150 miles long, runs through the park, and has spawning populations of all 5 species of Pacific salmon in addition to bull trout and coastal cutthroat trout? Fish residing within the Skagit watershed encounter many obstacles and challenges including degradation of spawning tributaries, logging, dams, commercial fishing, dikes, farm runoff, water withdrawal, and hatcheries.
It's quite the feat of strength for salmon to make the journey from the ocean up the Skagit to spawn. Can you name at least one species of Pacific salmon that spawn in the Skagit?
Video NPS / Marissa Bluestein