7,000 Acres of Hoh River ProtectedNews & Program Updates
The Hoh River Trust secures permanent protection for salmon stronghold.
The Hoh River Trust, an independent conservation group founded by Western Rivers Conservancy and the Wild Salmon Center, announced last month that after ten years of work the group has permanently protected over 7,000 acres on the Hoh River. These efforts have yielded almost complete protection of the Hoh's main stem, extending from the river's mouth at the Hoh Indian Reservation to its protected headwaters within Olympic National Park. Several key tributaries are also protected, and efforts to expand protection of these critical habitats are being guided by the Wild Salmon Center's 2008 report, "Identification and Prioritization of Salmon Tributaries for Conservation in the Hoh River Basin."
The Hoh River is one of the most important strongholds for wild salmon, steelhead and coastal trout and char south of Canada. The Trust serves as an example of what can be accomplished when partners come together to secure the protection of habitat and wild salmon populations before they are impacted.