Kokanee Salmon On The Run, Turning Rivers Red

 Photo Credit: Roger Tabor, USFWS

Photo Credit: Roger Tabor, USFWS

Attention anglers and nature lovers, Utah rivers are about to run red.  Don't be concerned. Be excited!  Kokanee Salmon are making their run up the rivers to spawn.

Sept. 17th is Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day at Strawberry Reservoir Visitor Center.  The great folks at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are hosting the annual event.  If you're in the area or want to be, the visitor center is 20 miles outside of Heber City near Strawberry Reservoir. This is a free event from 9am to 3pm.  Where else can you see hundreds of kokanee in the trap and at the egg-taking facility?  DWR biologists will be talking the salmon talk and walking the salmon walk.  The folks at DWR have a webpage that provides all the details about the event, where to meet up, and about the salmon: See Kokanee Salmon at Strawberry.

Call the Uinta National Forest at 435-654-0470 or Scott Root with the DWR at 801-491-5656 for more information.