Don't tread on a redd!

By Nick Duncan

This photograph shows a typical chinook salmon "redd," or nest of eggs, which is identifiable by the area of clean, colorful gravel. Redds contain 3,000-6,000 eggs that must stay buried in the gravel for over 3 months in order to hatch.

Both salmon and steelhead have deposited eggs in Northwest rivers this fall, so please be careful where you step from now until June.