KUOW: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe works to restore salmon runs

"On the Olympic Peninsula the largest dam removal project in history is well underway, and the Elwha River is starting to show signs of life not seen here for nearly a century.

The Elwha flows from the Olympic Mountains down to the Strait of Juan de Fuca near the mouth of Puget Sound.

There haven’t been salmon in the upper Elwha for almost 100 years. But that’s changing.

Virgil Bennett and Gabe Youngman are down on their knees peering into a fish trap in a side channel of the Elwha. They’re members of the Elwha Klallam Tribe and work on fish restoration."

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