Part of the Skagit River, Fisher Slough has been drained and plumbed extensively to create some of the most productive farmland in the country: More than 100,000 acres are farmed by over 1,200 operations in the Skagit Valley. The Skagit River is also the last to support wild populations of all five species of Pacific salmon, one of which — the Puget Sound chinook — was federally listed as threatened in 1999. These facts frame the challenge and progress of restoring the Fisher Slough, as described in this article. SAFS‘ Charles Simenstad is quoted.