Methow Coho Story

Coho, Jeremy Takala, YN

This is the story of the return of a missing species of salmon to the Methow river, a part of the Yakama Nation Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Program. Coho were once abundant in the mid-Columbia region with estimates of adult populations of about 30,000 in the Methow, where they may have once been the most common salmon species. They started disappearing from the area by the 1900s for a variety of reasons and by the 1930s they were considered extinct in the Mid-Columbia region.