Tag Archives: Makah

Tribes, National Park Monitor Fishers on Olympic Peninsula

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 […]

Thirty Cent Creek Reconnected to Sooes River

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 […]

Makah Tribe collars cougars for study

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 […]

Tribes and state change harvest levels of black-tail deer to bolster populations

“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 […]