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Restoring Fish Passage in Alaska

High tides bring migrating salmon through a newly restored channel to Klawock Lagoon, thanks to a Nature Conservancy–led project to install a specially designed culvert that brings tidal flows through the lagoon’s north channel once again.

Aerial view of Klawock Lagoon.

At Klawock Lagoon, scientists are monitoring how a restored fish corridor is improving habitat.

Scientists use a seine net to collect fish samples.

Klawock Lagoon offers habitat for wild salmon and a range of forage fish species, such as shiner perch.

Measuring a juvenile coho salmon.

Buffalo sculpin

Crescent gunnel

Kids are fishing at the site of the restored fish corridor on Klawock Lagoon.

“Salmon are now migrating through this restored corridor in the Klawock Lagoon, and this is great news,” says Christine Woll, a fisheries ecologist for The Nature Conservancy in Alaska.

Sampling fish

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