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Federal Update for April 2009

APPROPRIATIONS¬† FY ’09 Tribal efforts were successful in the restoration of the Pacific Salmon Treaty funding for FY09 in its entirety ($1.772m)–a significant accomplishment with a coordinated effort from the NWIFC delegation, Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission and Chairman Ron Allen.¬† A lot of credit for this success goes to Mary Jane Miller of the […]

Federal Update for December 2008

BIA BASE BUDGET FY 2009 The election of a new president, the appointment of a new cabinet and the changing face of Congress are all good news to the tribes, and to everyone else who cares about a healthy environment and sustainable economies. But, for FY 2009, the tribes still face a funding crisis that […]

Jamestown S’Klallam, Agencies Share Lessons From “The Jimmy Project”

BLYN – Consider it a “how-to” guide for the next great habitat restoration project. It’s been two years since the Jimmycomelately Creek restoration project was completed. But the work didn’t end then – the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe recently released a 72-page report explaining how the 10-year, $7 million project was started, the challenges it faced […]

Puyallup Tribe’s new hatchery reaches production goal

PUYALLUP (November 6, 2008) – The Puyallup Tribe’s Clark Creek salmon hatchery has reached its goal of collecting 1.1 million chinook eggs for the first time since it opened four years ago. “We’ll be running at full capacity this winter and spring,” said Blake Smith, enhancement biologist for the Puyallup Tribe. As in most hatcheries, […]

Nisqually Tribe, landowner team up to clean creek for coho

EATONVILLE (October 27, 2008) – The Nisqually Indian Tribe is helping a local landowner reclaim a stretch of Tanwax Creek for salmon. Tribal technicians, volunteers and school groups are clearing a five-acre infestation of reed canary grass along the creek, allowing coho salmon to access important habitat on James Tucker’s property. The volunteers and school […]

Decades old landslide still harming Deschutes River coho

OLYMPIA (August 5, 2008) – A nearly 20 year old landslide is still hurting salmon according to a recently completed analysis of sediment in the Deschutes River by the Squaxin Island Tribe. “The sediment from that landslide is still working its way through the river system,” said John Konovsky, environmental program manager for the Squaxin […]