Kokanee Update

David St. John of the Kokanee Work Group shared an update about Remote Site Incubators:

“I am happy to share that we now have eggs in the gravel in the egg boxes on Zackuse Creek and Idylwood Creek! These RSIs are a key element of our recovery strategy, as we look to recolonize streams and improve the survival rates of offspring from fish coming through our supplementation program. Through WDFW’s genetics lab in Olympia, we have concluded (just in time) with high confidence that the eggs in the RSIs (and the supplementation program as whole) 1) are the progeny of native Lake Sammamish kokanee and 2) are not the result of sibling matings, which is a bit of good news.  We expect this first batch of eggs to hatch in the next week or so.”