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Salmon and trout in King County, Washington and the northwest

Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group

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The Kokanee Work Group is an ad hoc collaborative group formed in 2007 to identify the causes for the decline of native kokanee in Lake Sammamish and the key actions to turn around that decline, and then foster implementation of those actions.  The goals of the KWG encompass returning the kokanee population to robust health and ultimately re-establishing a fishery for kokanee on the lake.  The KWG membership includes watershed residents, each of the five local jurisdictions in the Lake Sammamish watershed, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Parks, the Snoqualmie Tribe, Trout Unlimited, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Save Lake Sammamish, Friends of Pine Lake, and additional stakeholders.

Products of the Kokanee Work Group

These are products of the Kokanee Workgroup, a group whose goal is to prevent the extinction and improve the health of the native Lake Samammish kokanee population such that it is viable and self-sustaining, and then supports fishery opportunities.

Goals and Priorities for the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Conservation Strategy
Discussion Draft for the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group

Lake Sammamish Kokanee brochure
Introducing to what are kokanee salmon, what is the problem with Lake Sammamish populations, a brief list of what kokanee need to survive and what local residents can do to help.

For more information about the work of the Kokanee Work Group or joining the Kokanee Work Group, please contact David St. John, government relations administrator, DNRP Water Policy Unit.