Archeologist who led the excavation of Makah’s Ozette village, which he called “Pompeii of America,” passes. http://tinyurl.com/l89lhhf
Olympic Peninsula treaty tribes are helping monitor fishers that have been reintroduced to Olympic National Park. Starting this summer, and for the next several years, the Lower Elwha Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Skokomish, Makah and Quileute tribes will be collecting hair samples and photos of the small mammals. Fishers are members of the […]
The premiere of the documentary, Back to the River, was held at the Seattle Aquarium Feb. 2. The movie details the story of the treaty rights struggle from the pre-Boldt era to tribal and state co-management. The movie includes the voices and personal accounts of tribal fishers, leaders and others active in the treaty fishing […]
An empty plastic kerosene can with Japanese writing on it washed onto Point Grenville in March, possibly some of the first debris to reach the Olympic Coast following Japan’s catastrophic tsunami in 2011. Tribal, local, state and federal agencies are preparing for the possibility that tons more debris may wash ashore. However, little wreckage has […]
An important winter refuge for salmon and trout has been reconnected to Thirty Cent Creek, a tributary of the Sooes River on the Makah Tribe’s reservation. “This project has been identified for some time and we were finally able to get the pieces to line up to make it happen,” said Ray Colby, water quality […]
The treed cougar flattens his ears as the howls of professional hunting dogs mix with the shouts of Makah tribal wildlife biologists in a snowy forest in the hook Game Management Unit near Neah Bay. A tranquilizer dart finds its mark and the adult male falls with a whump into a tarp rigged as a […]
“Indigenous peoples, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Hawaiian Natives are among the most vulnerable to adverse effects of climate change in the world,” said Fawn Sharp, Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) president, as part of testimony to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in 2009.
“The management measures are an inter-tribal and state milestone,” said Rob McCoy, wildlife division manager for the Makah Tribe. “Everyone worked together to do something to protect the population for the future. “Harvest is something we can control. We don’t have the capability to accomplish predator control at this time and we can’t control the […]
The Peninsula Daily News writes about a grant the Makah Tribe has received to aid its marine mammal stranding research on the reservation.
Treaty tribes in western Washington are having a bountiful Fraser River sockeye fishery this season, with at least three times the number of fish returning as expected. More than 30 million sockeye are estimated to return to the Fraser River in British Columbia this year – the highest run size recorded since 1913. View photos […]