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Conserved: Pole Creek, a Salmon River Lifeline

Oct 4th, 2016  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Conserved: Pole Creek, a Salmon River Lifeline

Beneath the snowcapped peaks of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, Western Rivers Conservancy has successfully conserved a mile of Pole Creek, one of the most important salmon spawning streams in the upper Salmon River basin.

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WRC Boosts Efforts to Recover Crucial Tributary to the Salmon River

Mar 10th, 2016  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Boosts Efforts to Recover Crucial Tributary to the Salmon River

Idaho’s Salmon River plays host to one of the greatest fish migrations on earth, a journey of more than 900 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains. As if distance weren’t enough, humans threw in eight dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, which salmon and steelhead must navigate before they even reach the Salmon River. After their epic journey, these fish finally reach their natal streams in the headwaters of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Up here, the snowcapped Sawtooths tower over small tributary streams that provide crucial habitat for chinook and sockeye salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

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