Don McCune Library

Fish Ecology

Fish Ecology
90 minutes - $24.95

This DVD includes the three episodes described below.

Elwha River Salmon
30 minutes - 1974

Flowing northward to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula is home to the giant Chinook salmon, whose battle for survival if one of the brightest stars in the Washington State Fisheries today. A 1975 effort to re-establish the giant Chinook salmon run in the Elwha River is led by Ernest Brannon of the Washington State Fisheries Department.  Sponsored by the State Department of Fisheries, this was a cooperative effort of state and local government and private industry.

Here's an excerpt from the program, by writer/narrator Don McCune: "Flowing northward to the Strait of Juan de Fuca from its headwaters near Mount Olympus, the Elwha is one of many rivers draining the Olympic Peninsula.  The Hoh, the Bogachiel, the Queets and the Quinault rivers have each carried its own message from the Fish God.  But as always, the Elwha River was the birthplace of giants." Originally aired under the KOMO title “Elwha Chinook”.

30 minutes - 1972

Exploration Northwest cameras join ten members of the Trailblazers club as they plant fingerling cutthroat trout in Jade, Ilswoop, and Cloudy Lakes in gorgeous Necklace Valley, located in the Alpine Lakes region near Stevens Pass, in Washington's Cascade Mountains.

Beaver Pond Ecology
30 minutes - 1978

Don McCune, a Washington State Fisheries biologist, and a local sportswriter go fishing for cutthroat trout in an Olympic Peninsula beaver pond.  They study beaver habitat and ecology, and find that along with creating a habitat for itself, the beaver also enhances living conditions for other species of wildlife. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Beaver Pond."