Another great short from Shane Anderson for the Wild Salmon Center introducing the Cold Water Connection campaign and its successes on the need to make wild salmon and steelhead spawning grounds in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula more accessible by removing fish passage barriers like culverts and other blockages.
From the Wild Salmon Center: “Coastal salmon strongholds on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula — like the Hoh, Queets, and Quillayute rivers — have the greatest likelihood of providing strong runs of wild salmon and steelhead into the future. But even these strongholds face challenges. Many streams are blocked by culverts and roads that prevent fish passage. Wild Salmon Center’s Cold Water Connection campaign seeks to reconnect 150 miles of streams along the Washington Coast, to help wild steelhead and coho salmon access cold-water rearing habitat.”