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Preserving our Kokanee 

The Snoqualmie People have lived in the southern Salish Sea region for time immemorial, for as long as the earth and waters remember. While, historically, kokanee once filled local spawning creeks to capacity and in such numbers that they enabled native people to inhabit Lake Sammamish year-round, today, for a number of reasons, their drastically low numbers are a call to action for all of us.

The Snoqualmie People are answering that call and partnering with The Kokanee Work Group to fight for the survival of these magnificent red fish. The group was formed in 2007 to identify the causes for the decline of native kokanee in Lake Sammamish and the key actions to turn around that decline, and then foster implementation of those actions.

The Snoqualmie Tribe has created a wonderful, historical and informative online presentation which describes their history in the region and the importance of preserving the kokanee of Lake Sammamish.