Salmon of the Skagit River Watershed
"...among our northern coasts, salmon was once the staple of life. Indians lived on the returning waves of salmon. Several times a year, the silvery benediction thronged up the rivers. The Indians held holy ceremonies, sang to the first spring fish, and carefully returned their bones to the water, that the fish might reflesh and return to feed humankind. The shamans would see them coming in visions, and said they were the people who lived in magic villages under the sea, and who disguised themselves as fish to visit the people of the river. Salmon were not just food, but a connection with the past, the gods, and the great round of life.
The learning objectives for this project:
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Funding for this project was provided by a Parks as Classrooms grant from the National Park Service.
Edited by: Cindy Bjorklund and Tim Manns
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SALMON'S REQUIREMENTS FOR LIFE Water quality includes water temperature, chemistry, and turbidity
SALMON & NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE COMPLEX
Did You Know?
The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.