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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Kitsap Salmon Tours Videos

Program Contact: Water Stewardship Program Coordinator, Amy Smalley
(360) 228-7303 •

Salmon Protectors: Salmon Ambassador Redd helps us figure out some good ideas for protecting our local salmon. Visit your local Kitsap Regional Library location to get your Salmon Protector button* and show everyone you care about conservation!
*while supplies last


Salmon Break Through a Beaver Dam: This time lapse camera video shows chum salmon at Chico Creek navigating a beaver dam. As stream habitat improves, beavers have begun to reclaim their native areas. When you visit a Salmon Tours viewing site, you may see evidence of beavers. It may look like beaver dams interfere with salmon migration, but salmon instinctively know how to go over, under, through and around them.


Kitsap Salmon Webinar Series: Video about climate threats, cultural, humans and economic aspects.


Salmon and Their Amazing Sense of Smell: Each year, adult salmon return to where they were born to spawn. They use the Earth’s magnetic force and their sense of smell to navigate the way.


Female salmon guarding her redd: Watch a female salmon guard her redd (nest).


Salmon resting in pools: It takes a lot of energy for salmon to swim upstream. Calm pools of water give salmon a place to rest before they continue their journey.


Clear Creek Trail: Kitsap Virtual Salmon Tours continue with Salmon Storytime! Learn about the salmon lifecycle and sing along with some of your favorite KRL Youth Services Librarians.


Kitsap Salmon Webinar Series – Water Quality and Salmon: Learn about current research being conducted at the Washington State University Puyallup Stormwater Center. You’ll also learn about what you can do to make a difference for the health of salmon in your community from the Kitsap Conservation District.


Kitsap Salmon Report: Check out the Salmon Report to find out what our local salmon need to have a successful Salmon Season!

Aleah Jurnecka, Youth Services Librarian – Kitsap Regional Library


Kitsap Salmon Tours: Before you head out to watch the salmon, be sure to watch this video and learn about their life cycle.

This video was made by Kitsap Gov production.


Salmon Spawning at Chico Creek: You can watch chum salmon make their journey upstream at Chico Salmon Park, located at 3121 Chico Way NW in Bremerton.


Kitsap Salmon Webinar Series – Intro to Salmon and their Life Cycle: Do you know what anadromous means? Or how salmon can make it back to the same stream they were born in, to spawn. Learn about salmon, their amazing migratory journey and their anatomy that helps them through their migration.


Salmon Tours 2020: Kitsap Salmon Tours has gone virtual this year! To ensure we continue to follow health and safety guidelines, we will be kicking off the return of salmon to our Kitsap streams with a month of virtual opportunities. For more information, keep an eye on and the WSU Kitsap Extension Facebook page. If you choose to visit one of the Kitsap salmon viewing sites on your own, please socially distance and recreate responsibly.


Kitsap Salmon Tours: The annual Kitsap Salmon Tours event celebrates the return of chum and coho salmon to Kitsap county streams each year. This free, family-friendly event provides opportunities to observe salmon as they make their final migration upstream, and learn more about salmon from docents and local experts.

Video production – Iklil Gregg Photography


Kitsap Salmon Tours – Fall 2019: Learn about the beneficial impact that beavers have had on salmon spawning in the Erlands Point area of Chico Creek.