The Nasalle River (above) that flows into Willapa Bay is an example of the quality fish streams and wildlife habitat commonly found in the coastal region of southwest Washington. Two large bays, Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay share features in common with each other, especially when it comes to the scores of rivers and streams that flow into them.
Both are home to recreational and commercial fishing for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, crabs, clams, oysters, and other natural resources. While the majority of the harvest is taken in the bays or the lower stretches of the river, the fish and wildlife are found in the rivers and streams over a hundred miles inland.
In addition, the rivers that flow through the forest lands into the estuaries and estuaries provide habitat for all types of birds, deer, elk, bear, and other types of wildlife. The combination of the salt water bays, rivers and forests creates a region prized as a natural resource haven for a diversity of public use including bird watching, fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping.
In Grays Harbor, the Chehalis River (right) begins its 115 mile westward journey to the salt up in foothills in Lewis County near Pe El. Along the way, the Newakum, Skookumchuck, Cloquallum, Satsop, Wynoochee flow in and all join together in the harbor with the Humptulips, Hoquiam, and Wishkah rivers flowing down from the Olympic mountains on the north side. Johns River comes in from the south.
While sorter in distance than some found in nearby Grays Harbor, the Nasalle, Willapa, North, Nemah, and others are similar type streams with fish and wildlife including the prized Chinook and Coho salmon, sturgeon, and steelhead or other trout species.
The Twin Harbors Fish & Wildlife Advocacy recognizes the ecological value of these bays, streams and forests to not only those who live, fish, hunt or visit the region today, but also to those generations that will come behind. We are committed to the concept that it is every citizen's responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that insures the future generations can likewise enjoy these resources. The Advocacy further believes it is every person's responsibility to "practice citizenship" and insure that governmental agencies perform their duties and fulfill their responsibilities to serve the interests of all the current and future citizens regardless of where, how, or even if, they fish and hunt. The Advocacy was formed specifically, not just to encourage the public to practice citizenship, but assist and support those that rise to that challenge.