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Video: Stillaguamish Tribe Spawns Chinook at Harvey Creek Hatchery

In August and September, the Stillaguamish Tribe spawned adult chinook collected on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The tribe’s hatchery supplementation program has provided a comprehensive and long-running coded-wire tag harvest rate indicator data set. Next spring, the tribal natural resources staff will release the offspring of these fish to ensure that the […]

Lummi fishermen pass down reef net heritage

Lummi Nation tribal fishermen are teaching young tribal members the traditional method of harvesting salmon in a reef net. The tribe had four new wooden canoes made for reef netting. Traditionally, fishermen suspended the reef net between two canoes. “It’s an imitation of the seafloor, like a reef, that’s why it’s called a reef net,” […]

Video: Tribes survey Nooksack herd using elk scat

Wildlife biologists from the Stillaguamish and Tulalip tribes are using elk scat to estimate the population of the Nooksack herd in the Acme, Wash., area. Tribal biologists partnered with Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment to collect DNA from the intestinal mucus coating the scat. “This is a non-invasive method that does not […]