State of Our Watersheds: Pollution closes shellfish beds to harvest

State of Our Watersheds: Pollution closes shellfish beds to harvest

Fecal coliform bacteria in Whatcom County, in large part from unregulated dairy farms, continues to prevent tribes from exercising their …

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“To be on the river was medicine for him”

“To be on the river was medicine for him”

Photo courtesy Debbie Preston, Nisqually Tribe Representatives from the Medicine Creek Treaty tribes, community members and dignitaries from across the region …

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State of Our Watersheds: Protect forestland to preserve salmon habitat

State of Our Watersheds: Protect forestland to preserve salmon habitat

Washington state has a Designated Forest Land Program designed to incentivize forestland owners not to convert their land out of …

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Salmon harvest is still held to a higher standard than habitat

Salmon harvest is still held to a higher standard than habitat

This morning the Everett Herald published a letter to the editor erroneously comparing the failure to restore and protect salmon …

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Makah Fishermen Adding Catch Value at Home

Makah Fishermen Adding Catch Value at Home

It took 10 years, but today, the Makah Cape Flattery Fisherman’s Co-op in Neah Bay has realized the goal of …

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State of Our Watersheds: Restoration needed in National Recreation Area

State of Our Watersheds: Restoration needed in National Recreation Area

Levees need to be removed, service roads relocated, and stream crossings expanded along State Route 20 to restore floodplain processes …

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Northwest Treaty Tribes celebrate Treaty Win, First Salmon

Northwest Treaty Tribes celebrate Treaty Win, First Salmon

In the most recent edition of the Northwest Treaty Tribes magazine, the tribes in western Washington celebrated the return of …

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Losing shoreline salmon habitat much faster than can be restored

Losing shoreline salmon habitat much faster than can be restored

Between 2005 and 2014 almost three miles of nearshore salmon habitat was damaged in the Squaxin Island Tribe’s area of …

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Loomis: Treaty Rights Aid Salmon Habitat Recovery Effort

Loomis: Treaty Rights Aid Salmon Habitat Recovery Effort

Treaty tribes in western Washington have won some recent treaty rights battles, but we continue to lose ground in the …

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State of Our Watersheds 2016: Salmon Habitat in Decline

State of Our Watersheds 2016: Salmon Habitat in Decline

Despite the economy in western Washington slowing to a crawl during the recent recession, the destruction of salmon habitat continued, …

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