The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe recently purchased 6 acres on the La Conner waterfront, including a warehouse and small pier, for $6.8 million.
The land, acquired from La Conner Pier LLC, is directly across the Swinomish Channel from the Swinomish Indian Reservation.
About a half-dozen organizations lease property on the land formerly owned by the Roche Harbor-based limited liability corporation. Among
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PBS recently featured a report on tribal efforts to restore salmon. The report was based on work done during the filming of “Poisoned Waters.”
From the Jim Leher News Hour:
JIM LEHRER: Next tonight, America’s waterways nearly four decades after passage of the Clean Water Act.
Our story comes from special correspondent Hedrick Smith. It was drawn from his recent “Frontline” project called “Poisoned Waters.”
The Skagit Valley Herald covered the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe’s annual Kids’ Fishing Derby:
Wriggling and splashing, a rainbow trout escaped 3-year-old Ella Simpson’s hook. The half-pint-sized daughter of a fisherman gamely tried again.
With a little adult help, Ella of La Conner caught her first fish from one of the tanks at the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe’s hatchery.
“It’s a fish,” said Ella, holding up
The Bellingham Herald covered the Lummi Nation’s First Salmon Ceremony:
About 600 Lummi Indian Tribe members and guests gathered Thursday, May 14, at Lummi Nation School to celebrate the arrival of the first salmon – a celebration marked by both hope and fear for the future of the fish that defines tribal identity.
“When I was a young boy, I heard my grandfather say, when he
More than a century ago, Native American tribes watched settlers dam, dike and straighten the area’s streams and rivers.
Today the federal EPA gave those same tribes millions of dollars to undo some of those changes.
DARRINGTON – In the foothills of the North Cascades Mountains, the rivers still run clear.
Elsewhere in the region, water near large cities has been polluted and salmon habitat degraded. But the Sauk River, which runs past the small mountain town of Darrington, is relatively pure.
The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe would like to keep it that way.
In partnership with the Darrington town council, the tribe’s …
SEDRO-WOOLLEY (Dec. 1, 2008) – The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe built a new roof for its hatchery, to protect fish and children from the elements.
The 20-year-old hatchery used to have a roof that didn’t completely cover two circular tanks that hold adult chum salmon before spawning. The tanks also are the centerpiece of the tribe’s Kids Fishing Days each spring, when they are stocked with …
The Skagit Valley Herald commended a recent project on the Upper Skagit Reservation, which brought coho salmon to tribal land for the first time in 50 years:
You’ve got to give the coho salmon high marks for persistence. For 50 years, coho had been trying to fight their way back to spawning grounds on the Upper Skagit Reservation. And for 50 years, man-made obstacles and sediment
The Skagit Valley Herald:
For the first time in 50 years, the coho salmon have returned to the Upper Skagit Reservation.
To get them there, crews had to tear out a series of stacked culverts and remove 300 dump-truck loads of sediment that blocked the cohos’ path upstream.
The tribe and Skagit County also worked together to restore a lower section of Red Creek and
Following Monday’s listing of Puget Sound steelhead as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, the Skagit Valley Herald (subscription required) reported the following:
Swinomish tribal officials said today that the tribe would likely cut back on its already limited take of steelhead.
“The listing of steelhead as threatened is one more indicator that now is the time to act to save our anadromous fish” said