Lake Sammamish Subarea

Why is this Subarea Important to Salmon?

Lake Sammamish serves as a migration route for juvenile salmon traveling to the ocean and adult salmon returning to their spawning grounds. Chinook, sockeye, coho and kokanee salmon use Lake Sammamish. Predation, degradation of shoreline habitat and poor water quality are a number of the factors that are contributing to salmon habitat decline in the subarea and its tributaries.

The Lake Sammamish Subarea includes these local jurisdictions:

Follow the external links to learn what each jurisdiction is doing to improve habitat for salmon.
* Indicates that volunteer opportunities or other specific salmon related information are available on this site.

Related organizations in the Lake Sammamish Subarea:

Salmon habitat projects in the Lake Sammamish Subarea funded through the WRIA 8 collaborative process are now included in the Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) state-wide website. In the website, click on the WRIA 8 watershed on the state map to enter our HWS website.