The Phoenix in the Elwha

Photo: Elwhajeff / Jefftaylor@xwb.com (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Rob Mosanis, Vice President for Western Conservation for Trout Unlimited, penned this piece about witnessing the recovery of summer run steelhead on the Elwha.

Wild summer-run steelhead in the Elwha were extinct before the dams came out. That’s right, extinct. Now – just six years after the dams were removed – hundreds of wild summer-runs have emerged, in all likelihood from the rainbow trout population that persisted above the dams, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

LINK (via: The Spokesman – Review)

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