You heard the big news yesterday that king salmon have been observed up at Altair. Well, I would like to add to that that on a snorkel survey, juvenile chinook salmon were observed at the [Olympic National] Park boundary.
The Kings Return! Chinook salmon seen above the Elwah River
“This has been an extremely exciting summer. First we see a renewal of a culture with the uncovering of the creation site of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, and now we see the renewal of the legendary chinook in Olympic National Park.”
Two-year-old Jordan Saluskin, a Lower Elwha Klallam tribal member, peaks over the edge of the Lower Elwha Dam during the ceremony to celebrate the removal of the dams. “This is what it’s all about,” his mother Harmony Arakawa said. Photo by Katie Campbell.