Sammamish River Subarea

Why is this Subarea Important to Salmon?

The Sammamish River is primarily a migratory corridor for chinook, coho, sockeye and kokanee salmon and steelhead trout that spawn in Issaquah, Bear, Little Bear, North, and Swamp Creeks. Limited rearing of juvenile salmon may occur in the river. Poor water quality, fish access and passage barriers, and degraded riparian conditions are among the factors contributing to salmon habitat decline in the subarea.

The Sammamish River 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.

Salmon habitat projects in the Sammamish River 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.