NWPR: Squaxin Island Tribe worried about effect of fire on fish
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012
"A fire that burned roughly 250 acres in Mason County last week has been put out. Now biologists are concerned about the potential impacts on local salmon runs. Ashley Ahearn reports for EarthFix.
Johns Creek flows into Puget Sound near Shelton, Washington. It’s about 9 miles long and is home to one of the strongest runs of chum salmon in the southern part of the Sound.
And right now, it’s full of fish and blanketed in ash, says John Konovsky. He’s the Environmental program manager for the Squaxin Island Tribe."
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Fire In Western Wash. Raises Fears For Spawning Salmon
(Northwest Public Radio 10/11)
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