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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....

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The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is home to a huge number of trails that allow access to beautiful mountain tops, waterfalls, and shrub-steppe desert views. While trails provide us with opportunities to connect with nature in fun and meaningful ways, these trails and the people using them have an impact on...

Women have been at the forefront of wildlife, cultural, and environmental conservation efforts in Washington State for many years. From preserving native languages and cultural heritage to protecting salmon habitat and advocating for more inclusive research practices, these women have made historic contributions to these fields. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s essential...

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Over the summer, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Crew completed an eight-day camping trip along the Snow Lake and Rock Creek Trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Over the course of the spike, we hiked 32 miles and climbed over 8,000 feet in elevation. We removed 17 logs that once obstructed the trail,...