After 42 Years, Chinook Salmon Return to the Mckenzie River

In the last 42 years, only 2 intact salmon redds were found in the Lower South Fork McKenzie River in Blue River, Oregon. Historically, the river hosted one of the healthiest Pacific salmon runs in the Northwest, but after the construction of Cougar Dam in the early 1960s, their numbers plummeted. The dam deepened the … Continue reading After 42 Years, Chinook Salmon Return to the Mckenzie River