Our Speaker at the next General Meeting at 7:00 PM April 25th will be Hans Berge from King County government who is part of the team working on restoring the Kokanee population in Lake Sammamish. Our Issaquah TU Chapter is also part of this group.
“The collaborative efforts of the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group have been underway since 2007, with efforts of individual entities dating back more than a decade prior to that. We are hopeful that all of these actions are in fact contributing to an improvement in the health (abundance, productivity, distribution, and diversity) of the population, and that we are making progress toward achieving our goal: Preventing the extinction and improving the health of the native kokanee population such that it is viable and self-sustaining, and then supports fishery opportunities. A specific example action is our highest priority near term action: implementation of a conservation hatchery program for kokanee at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to maintain abundance and existing genetic stock.”
This promises to be a very informative meeting with lots of opportunity to ask questions about this important work. We will also have some discussion about the upcoming salmon seasons in area 9 & 10. We will have our monthly board meeting at 6:00 PM if you have any issues you would like the board to address.
Hans Berge with a Kokanee trout