A comparatively small river with a huge effect, the Stillaguamish is at the forefront of salmon declines and habitat conservation considerations in Washington state and throughout the West Coast. Endangered Species Act-listed wild Chinook and steelhead runs, a century of habitat loss and degradation, creating communities, and altering landscapes all mix in an imperiled ecosystem that could be a prime precedence for the Washington Division of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Native American tribes, native governments, agriculture, anglers, conservationists, and lots of different stakeholders. But there may be hope. Right this moment, collaboration is rising to revive this dynamic watershed and its fish runs whereas supporting native communities, tribes, farms, and fish and wildlife lovers.

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