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Herald: Stillaguamish salmon threatened by silt, drought

The Herald has a long story featuring the Stillaguamish Tribe’s natural resources department, describing the challenges salmon face on the Stillaguamish River. The Stillaguamish is home to three species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act: Chinook salmon, steelhead trout and bull trout. In recent years, however, the river suffered two blows that have […]

Video: Tightline Adventure highlights tribal hatcheries

Tightline Adventure, a Native-owned and operated non-profit, is making a series of videos about tribal hatchery facilities. Click to watch a video, shot at the Tulalip Hatchery, featuring the NWIFC automatic tagging trailer that marks millions of juvenile salmon by clipping the adipose fin and inserting coded-wire tags in their snouts before release. Fin-clipping makes […]

Video: Lummi Youth Learn Lifeways

Lummi Nation water resources technician Lisa Cook produced a pair of videos about the tribe’s youth outreach progam, which is teaching Lummi schoolchildren about the importance of salmon and other natural resources to their culture. Read related article: Lummi Nation Raises Next Generation of Stewards

Seattle Times: Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections in Puget Sound

From the Seattle Times this morning: Three conservation groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers to increase habitat protections along Puget Sound shorelines. Such concrete or rock structures prevent erosion and protect waterfront homes, but they also alter beaches and disrupt habitat […]