The Return of the Steelhead and Coho

Sonoma Discoveries January-February 2017

Sonoma Discoveries - 2017 Jan-Feb

Elephants, orangutans and tigers tend to come to mind when we think of endangered species. But we don’t have to go that far afield. We have our own right here in Sonoma County—the steelhead and the coho salmon. In years past, thousands of these fish swam up the Russian river to spawn. Then dams, urban sprawl, drought, pollution of the oceans, erosion from logging, and runoff of agricultural pesticides took their toll. Their numbers dropped dramatically. READ MORE