The Tanoma Wetlands is owned and operated by the Evergreen Conservancy. The treatment ponds here help clean abandoned mine water from Crooked Creek. The Conservancy also sponsors education programs at the site.
Sculpins are bottom dwelling fish found on the bottoms of water bodies. Their pectoral fins are smooth on the upper edge and webbed with sharp rays along the lower edge, a modification that makes them specialized for gripping the substrate. This adaptation helps the fish anchor in fast-flowing water.