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Salmon are an iconic species, inextricably woven into the cultural, ecological, and historical fabric of the Greenway NHA. Follow along as this guide explores each aspect of this species’ importance: their ecological value, connection to humans, and how organizations like the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust support salmon population recovery efforts across Washington state.

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The Teanaway River Basin, part of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area, is a biodiverse region with a history of both harmonious and destructive human impact. Logging and railroads, while innovative, led to the degradation of vital salmon habitat in the Teanaway river. Learn more about the history of the Teanaway...

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Beginning in late summer through the fall, beautifully colored salmon and steelhead can be seen migrating upstream through the Yakima River Basin, all the way to the upper river tributaries and Cascade Mountain reservoirs, swimming thousands of miles to reach their spawning grounds. Many people enjoy watching these truly marvelous creatures swim upstream or...

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This is the first of a two-part series about Orca Action Month. Head over to our friends at the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area for part two. Everyone wants to be graced by the presence of an orca at least once in their lifetime, and many will do whatever it takes to see one....

With the arrival of summer sun comes mysterious new plants popping out of the ground. Where soil was bare just months ago, plant life abounds. But who are these returning neighbors and how might we best greet them? Learning their names can help understand the place that each being has on the land. Names...

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Visit the Snoqualmie River Valley at dawn or dusk and there’s a good chance you’ll get to witness a herd of hungry elk grazing on grasses, shrubs, and flowering plants. Emerging from the camouflage of tree cover in the spring and summer months, these ruminants fill their hungry four-chambered stomachs with large amounts of...