Tag Archives: Habitat restoration

USGS: Results of Elwha Restoration Studies Published

The United States Geological Survey announced this week that five papers revealing results of several studies of the effects of dam removal on the Elwha River were published recently in the science journal, Geomorphology. Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe habitat program manager Mike McHenry contributed to one of the papers discussing the significant changes in the river channel […]

Sequim Gazette: Tribe, State restoration work results in returning chum

The Sequim Gazette reported on this fall’s return of summer chum to Jimmycomelately Creek. Numbers aren’t as high this year as last year’s 8,000 fish that returned to the creek, but biologists credit the overall increased numbes of fish returning to the creek to both the state’s supplementation program and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s massive restoration of the creek in […]

AP: Elwha River restoring itself quicker than expected

The Associated Press posted an update recently about the removal of the Elwha River’s two fish-blocking dams, the Elwha and Glines Canyon, and the rapid changes witnessed  by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and scientists involved since dam deconstruction started in 2011. From the story: Marine creatures such as eulachon, or candlefish, and Dungeness crab have been […]

Upper Skagit Tribe’s BioBlitz counts hundreds of species in restored habitat

The Upper Skagit Tribe recruited scientists and volunteers to help document the plant and animal life taking advantage of restored habitat along Hansen Creek. A few years ago, the tribe partnered with other agencies to restore 140 acres of freshwater floodplain and wetland habitat within the Skagit County-owned Northern State Recreation Area near the Upper […]