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Sauk Watershed

Location of the Sauk Watershed in Washington State.  Map courtesy of the EPA.The Sauk River watershed reaches into Chelan, Skagit and Snohomish counties and includes parts of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the high Cascades and the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The Sauk River feeds into the Upper Skagit River, and is a popular destination for backpackers, sport fishermen and white water rafters. The river is a spawning ground for all five species of the region's salmon, and is home to bull trout, steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Megafauna may include the Grizzly Bear, with a sighting of the species recorded in the Glacier Peak Wilderness in 1996.

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The original homeland of the Sauk-Suiattle tribe covered the entire drainage area of the Sauk, Suiattle, and Cascade rivers. A village of eight traditional cedar longhouses at Sauk Prairie was destroyed by settlers in 1884. From a tribe of 4,000 in 1855, numbers dropped until 1924, when only 18 members remained. Currently, the tribe has around 200 members.

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Sauk Watershed